If you missed joining us on 17 March at Autonomy Paris – the world’s largest mobility event – you can now catch the recording of our Roundtable on How we can ensure cycling and micromobility are embedded as preferred safe modes of urban transport.

Over 8,000 participants and 200 exhibitors attended Autonomy Paris, the meeting place for leading players, policy makers, governments, corporates, NGOs and startups to exchange and develop innovations driving the future of sustainable urban mobility.

Several cities across Europe and worldwide are grappling with a revolution in cycling and light mobility vehicle usage, spurred on by the sustainable mobility agenda, COVID-19 response and growing delivery economies. Cities are under pressure to respond with safe infrastructure and new micro-mobility solutions have pushed for an innovative, creative, and fast response to new travel demands, leading to an explosion of pop-up initiatives with a genuine potential to transform mobility and the urban environment.

Road safety is one of the major concerns of people to start cycling and understanding the challenges that cyclists and light mobility users face every day is not an easy task.

iRAP has addressed this issue with CycleRAP, a risk assessment tool that aims to reduce crashes and improve safety, specifically for bicyclists and other light mobility users, by identifying high-risk locations without the need for crash data.

With the potential of new data sources from instrumented bikes and telematics, combined with risk assessment tools like CycleRAP, data can elevate cities’ understanding and response for cyclist safety demand.

The Roundtable discussed strategies to grow and maintain cycling as a preferred mode of transport. Gathering local authorities, data providers and practitioners to the discussion, we wanted to understand the challenges and debate strategies to guarantee that the cycling revolution is safe.

The Roundtable was held on 17 March at 12:50pm at the Rio Stage of Autonomy Paris and discussed:

  • what are the major barriers to implementing safe cycling infrastructure
  • what are the potential applications of new data sources and risk assessment tools to help cities continue to drive a safe shift
  • where are the big opportunities for the sector, and what can we wait for, for a sustainable mobility future

Speakers included:

  • Shanna Lucchesi Project Coordinator, iRAP (Moderator)
  • Irene McAlesse Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, See.Sense
  • Marc Figuls Managing Partner, FACTUAL
  • Aleksander Buczynski Policy Officer – Infrastructure Poland, European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)
  • Francesco Iacorossi Bicycle Mayor Rome and Senior Project Manager, Agenzia Roma Servizi per la Mobilita’​ Srl

For more information on the programme and Autonomy Paris, visit https://www.autonomy2022.com/. 

iRAP is proud to have once again joined Autonomy Digital this year as an institutional partner helping to shape future of sustainable mobility.

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