Collect data and develop a knowledge system that provides a basis for the planning of 'soft' mobility: the three displays and a totem installed in Pescara to monitor the transit of bicycles on four city routes play this role.
The totem is on the Matteotti seafront and the displays on the Cristoforo Colombo seafront, via Leopoldo Muzi and via Valle Roveto: the sensors collect the data of the passages and communicate them to a computer.
"The sensors are installed under the road surface - explains councilor Luigi Albore Mascia - and are not equipped with a facial recognition system. They allow us to evaluate the use of cycle paths and support choices and investments. The system connects with the network of people counting with which we have equipped parks and cultural structures, which have been in operation for two years ".
The project (cost € 73,200) is included in the Pesos program and is financed with funds from the Ministry of the Environment.
"Pescara faces a conscious change with regard to mobility - supports Albore Mascia - The cycle network is already creating broad interconnection between center and periphery.
Same time we work on integration between public and private transport which will help to reduce the use of cars by promoting reduction of pollution. The two cyclostations, the ecomobility points, the sharing of scooters, bicycles and electric scooters are among the opportunities offered to the inhabitants of Pescara and to those arriving for work, study or entertainment ".
In the first three days of operation along the Riviera Nord 3443 total passages, on the Riviera Sud 1225.
Meanwhile, with the start, on 6 April, of the works to upgrade the broadband wi-fi system in the center - which includes the installation of new access points and upgrades of existing ones, financed with Por-Fesr funds in the VII Sustainable Urban Development line - excavations are underway to position the cable duct under the cycle path.
The transit of bicycles is temporarily forbidden in the stretch from Lido Aurora north to Croce del Sud, with a ban on parking limited to the needs of the construction site.
The works should be completed by mid-May.