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Cyclists encouraged to help make Brussels more bike friendly

A new project in Brussels (Belgium) is giving citizens a chance to influence cycling infrastructure within the Belgian capital: and all with the push of a button.

"PING if you care", which started in May, enables bike riders to mark unsafe traffic situations, or unsatisfactory cycling infrastructure that they encounter. This is done by pressing the PING button, a wireless Bluetooth-enabled device that can be attached to bikes or clothing. The button then sends the data to an app via Bluetooth.

Once the cyclist has reached their destination, the various PING points that they have designated are visible on an overview of their route. Each marked spot can then be assigned to different categories, including road surface, traffic lights, sight lines, and infrastructural design.

All of the routes covered are visualised on a heat map of Brussels, whilst cyclists can also leave comments regarding what they experience.

1,000 people are involved in the pilot. At the end of its duration, all of the information gathered will be analysed and presented to the city of Brussels. This is designed to serve as a clear guide for city authorities with regards to future cycling investments in the city.

The project is the brainchild of Mobiel 21 and Bike Citizens. If successful, it is hoped that the approach can be replicated in other cities.

For more information, visit Eltis.Image copyright: sourced from Pixabay more   27 September 2017 Warsaw Recycling Days see residents swap rubbish for plantsDuring the Warsaw Recycling Days, residents of all districts in the Polish capital were able to swap rubbish - such as electronic waste, plastic, metal, paper, glass and batteries - for shrub, flower and herb seedlings.

Through the event, which took place on 13 May, 30 thousand plants were exchanged for over 24 tonnes of segregated waste. The event also saw residents collect in excess of 62 tonnes of electronic waste and around 6 tonnes of batteries. This marks a significant increase from last year's event, which saw 47 tonnes of electronic waste collected.

The Warsaw Recycling Days is an annual event aimed at promoting environmentally friendly attitudes and showing the residents of Warsaw that recycling is an opportunity for the balanced management of limited resources.

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» Publication Date: 28/09/2017

» Source: Iclei Europe

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