As a flagship smart cities project, REPLICATE, is looking to increase the quality of life for citizens through the use of innovative technology solutions. It is testing technical innovations in San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol to explore how people can take control of their demands on energy, switch to clean alternatives and use sustainable transport.
REPLICATE aims to ensure the wellbeing of citizens while reducing Bristol’s CO2 emissions by engaging citizens in new opportunities to help them make more considered decisions on their energy use and travel patterns. This includes:
- The deployment of 12 e-bikes in a scheme for organisations to help their staff to get around Bristol in a more energy efficient way
- The deployment of 11 electric cars as part of a car club scheme, with 24 on-street and off-street charging points being installed to support take up of electric car use
- The Buzz, an electric taxi-bus, provides convenient journeys in a vehicle shared with other passengers at an affordable price
- The Travelwest Journey Planner which allows people to plan travel using various multiple modes of transport
- ParkUs, a parking app suggests the location of local parking spaces before travel to reduce traffic congestion and pollution
- Using The Bristol Approach (developed by Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol City Council and Ideas for Change) to support citizens to identify issues affecting their communities, such as poor air quality, and use sensor technologies to gather data to help them better understand the problem
Find out more at https://www.connectingbristol.org/replicate/ or visit our stand.