EIT Urban Mobility has funded the trial of five pilots in the city of Madrid through the #ChallengeMyCity programme. You can come check them out on 16 January by joining our event starting at the Chamartín One.
The aim is to solve Madrid's urban mobility challenges as it tries to improve its active mobility infrastructure. The programme will enable participants to test innovative mobility solutions that can later be rolled out more widely if successful. The selected solutions are:
- A solar-powered docking station for e-vehicles installed at the Chamartín station by the start-up SOLUM
- A secure bike parking space for commuters installed in Plaza Castilla by the start-up Vadecity
- A green last-mile delivery system with a network of pick-up lockers installed throughout the city by the start-up Smartpoint
- A cyclist flows and safety monitoring system by the start-up Dashfactory
- A pedestrian flows monitoring system by the start-up Vianova
These five solutions will be tested for a period of six months, during which they will be available to Madrid's residents. After the test, EIT Urban Mobility will evaluate their social, economic, and environmental impact, allowing the city to better understand its own mobility challenges and what it can do to implement the best solutions.
On January 16 at 09.30, the official inauguration of the pilots will take place at the Chamartín One Hotel with the following speakers:
- Borja Carabante, Delegate of the Environment and Mobility Area of Madrid City Council
- Lola Ortiz, General Director of Planning and Mobility Infrastructure at the Madrid City Council.
- Lluís Puerto and Alice Lunardon, EIT Urban Mobility
- SOLUM, Vadebike, Smartpoint, Dashfactory, and Vianova, start-ups implementing their solutions
The inauguration will be followed by a visit to the pilots and a live demonstration of their use.
The event is open access, so we invite you to join us at the Chamartín One on 16 January.