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UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

Research from the national cycling campaign #BikeIsBest, in partnership with Strava Metro, reveals significant year-on-year increases in cycling across several major UK cities.

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

C-Lab Miami plans to source and attract innovative mobility ideas and technologies from around the world and test them through local proof-of-concepts.

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

Visa’s transit programme is aimed at companies whose technology products and capabilities can help agencies and riders realise the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet.

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.

Edinburgh invites citizens to help shape 30-year green spaces vision

Edinburgh invites citizens to help shape 30-year green spaces vision

The city council wants to explore what it means to be a thriving green city and ensure outdoor spaces deliver benefits in areas such as health, active travel, biodiversity and social cohesion.

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.

Prime Directives

Prime Directives

When it comes to developing and applying new technologies, the guiding principle should always be: just because you can, it doesn’t mean that you should.

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

The toolkit aims to help policy-makers, developers and data scientists identify and respond to key trends in the pandemic such as finding correlations between poverty levels and infection rates.

Report reveals how citizens are rethinking transportation

Report reveals how citizens are rethinking transportation

Lime surveyed citizens in Berlin, London, New York City, Seattle and Seoul about their pre- and post-Covid-19 lockdown transport choices and how these may impact future decisions.