How to support the development of new mobility services while respecting the quality of public space?
Cities are confronted with severe overcrowding of sidewalks by new vehicles, such as scooters, bikes and motorcycles left on site by users. This phenomenon raises questions about the respect of the public space. Often found poorly parked or lying down, these vehicles represent an obstacle for pedestrians and contribute to street congestion. The phenomenon of dockless vehicles is still poorly understood and there is no existing tool to analyse their impact. The City of Paris and Engie-Siradel wish to develop a mapping of Paris that will enable to understand, predict, and anticipate the issues arising from these new mobilities in order to draft simple and effective rules to supervise these new mobilities, whose number continues to grow.
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To understand where the vehicles are parked and where they are most disturbing, the City of Paris, Engie Siradel and Axway have sought to exploit the scooter location data provided by the fleet operators. They chose the startup Wintics to help them analyse the major parking trends and create a visual map of Paris identifying the different fleets of vehicles, thereby showing an overview of the phenomenon. This objective is to draft relevant regulation for these vehicles, particularly with regards to parking and to support the development of transportation offers tailored to the needs of Parisians and tourists.
Wintics builds more sustainable coexisting environments through artificial intelligence. Its algorithms stem from a large amount of data (tabs, videos, GPS, etc) in order to improve the understanding, the prediction and the optimisation of urban flows, equipment and infrastructure.
The algorithm developed by Wintics identifies the most relevant car parking spaces to be turned into parking spaces for dockless vehicles. In the case where there are not enough places, the algorithm recommends creating new parking areas on sidewalks. This solution takes into account the available space on streets, regulation related to the use of public space and the number of scooters. The application allows the City of Paris to monitor the phenomenon over time and helps ensure they respect all stakeholders interacting in the public space.