Walking 2.0 and Future Mobility

Walking is mankind’s earliest mode of being mobile and currently the latest (re)discovery for making our lives more healthy, sociable and sustainable. Many new methods are being created to value, measure and catalyse walking for individual mobility. Walking can be enhanced and complemented by various means such wearable technology, devices, applications or social strategies. This category welcomes submission that develop walking as a form of urban transport by means of smart experimentation, research, design and engineering. The ideas and projects submitted can be real, planned or speculative and should bear the potential to become strategies for making urban mobility more sustainable by emphasising the importance of walking in our everyday lives. What kind of technology (social or physical) and innovation can manifest such as change?

Keywords: Technology, Design, Devices, Non-motorized Transport, Research, Future Mobility, Engineering, Innovation, Research

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  • Mapless

    Mapless seeks to create nontraditional documentations of urban landscapes. The landscapes are discovered through the practice of exploration. The maps are created without the help of any preexisting maps, phones, or any other form of navigation. Instead, the path is completely dictated by the senses: sight, sounds and smells. The wanderer will only allow these aspects to guide him.
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  • How far can we go? City adventure

    How far can we go? Is a city adventure for people in wheelchairs and those interested in exploring the city from the perspective of a person in a wheelchair. The urban lab will take place at the new Hauptbahnhof. The large-scale project distinguishes itself at the highest stage of barrierfree building regulations. This urban lab is taking a closer look on accessibility design and city planning.
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  • Digital Walkability Audit Tool

    The project involved conversion of the State Government's Walkability Audit Tool into a user-friendly, digital version for use on iPads. Proof-of-concept demonstrates the benefits of a paperless tool for improving urban network planning.
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  • Walking to the future

    The walk mobility planning for social and economic policies, without the prospect of temporal consequences, should provoke further reflection theme, creating policies and projects suitable for pedestrians. Cities are living, independent bodies, having their own dynamics of development, impacting directly on the movement of people who have specific needs.
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  • Vegetation As Urbanism

    One could say walking is the future of healthy mobility and forward-thinking urbanism. Yet, must it solely occur in current conceptions of a city? Vegetation as Urbanism is a research project that aims to redefine current paradigms, and provide a new language and milieu as a backdrop to a more connected built environment.
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  • We don’t need no .. traffic lights

    Have you heard about the concept of the car-free city? It's a utopia, an unlikely concept, as cars will be irreplaceable for individual transport of disabled persons, emergency vehicles and some forms of freight transport in the short run. But how about a city based on self-responsibility, human scale and slow speeds: a city without traffic lights? Imagine the advantages for walkers and cyclists.
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  • Streetcars: Overcoming Politics

    For most of us, seeing is believing; therefore, presenting a “working” replication of a high-cost, high-profile, and controversial project can reduce the anxieties of the City’s Engineers, Architects, and Council. Increasing the "Happiness" index can help stabilize the political environment during the project.
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  • Green Transport Solutions

    Green Transport Solutions is a study on eco-friendly transport solution for developing cities. It focuses on a green transportation system for implementation by the City County of Nairobi to reduce carbon emissions, congestion and promote environmental sustainability. Our study explores how road expansions in Nairobi could embrace non-motorized lanes contributing to a pedestrian-friendly city.
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  • Changers CO2 fit app

    Changers motivates people to make sustainable mobility choices while reducing CO2 emissions. With the Changers app you can calculate your CO2 footprint on-the-go and earn ReCoins, the currency based on CO2 savings. Use ReCoins to offset your CO2 emissions by purchasing CO2 Certificates in the app. Improve your health and the health of the city. Make every day CO2 free!
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  • Future Walking Strategies

    In order to succeed in transforming future conditions for pedestrians, it is necessary to understand how different cities have addressed the problem. My recent book is an in-depth study of concepts, practice, successes and failures in the US and mostly Northern European countries but my new project is studying walking in Southern European and South American cities and the results are different.
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  • FunCity

    "To make the most walkable city, you must make it fun" The project seeks to implement actions through the installation of devices in the street and make it fun when you walk. Along the street you can find time to time video games in the pedestrian traffic light and also recycling machines of PET in which if you insert a plastic bottle, then you can have a video game and challenge.
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  • Traffic lights are for cars

    Have you ever waited in front of a red traffic light … in vain? No cars in sight but the lights told you to stop. You felt stupid for not being allowed to assess the situation yourself, or you had a bad conscience for crossing against the red light? It shouldn't be like that! Traffic lights were built for motorized traffic. They alone should be obliged to abide by the rules. Legalize jaywalking!
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  • Andar La Ciudad

    Cali is one of four majors cities in Colombia, despite having a fabulous weather and plenty of public space, pedestrians do not have the space neither the safety to enjoy the city. This is why "Andar La Ciudad" was born, our goal is to walk the streets at strategic locations or critical accident sites recognizing the streets and appropriating the citizens of their public space.
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  • ONE FOR THE ROAD

    The city is shaped by the street. One fifth of the total area of Vienna is dedicated to serve mobility. If you just consider all the empty seats in parked cars this surface doesn’t seem mobile after all. To reshape the streets it is about time to redefine aspects of mobility.
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  • MAP YOUR CITY

    Something is changing in our cities! An increasing number of us living, working and connecting in our cities are showing the world that we can have a real impact in our neighborhood and communities. And MAP YOUR CITY is here to support you! Now you can find, map, share and connect to your city's underused and revitalized buildings, spaces and heritage.
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  • What if more walking in São Paulo?

    Our project quantified the impact of changes in travel mode shift and trip distance on active and non-active transportation of an adult population from São Paulo, Brazil. It showed that the replacement of individual for collective motorized modes in long trips (>1000m) plus the substitution of long for short trips could positively impact all outcomes, with great potential for health promotion.
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  • Urban deliveries by walk!

    From the need to enhance solutions that can reduce the impact on traffic, it is possible to decrease the number of vehicles making deliveries, passing these to be used as advanced deposits (warehouses), parked in safety areas, where couriers on foot or with delivery carts support can access them and from that base realize their deliveries, returning to make new deliveries.
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  • Walkshops – Transforming Work

    Founded three years ago in London and now based in Vienna, mesh.works is a practice that helps people and organisations build confidence and purpose. An innovative way to achieve this is through Walkshops - connecting people and organisations with the real world around them, getting the world of work out there to see the world they work in. Walkshops provide smart experimentation and exploration.
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  • Venice Smart City: Walkability 3.0

    Venice needs to find a better balance in tourist attraction and liveability. The ‘Venice Smart City’ project, initiated by Urbego and IUAV, aims to improve the walkability of the insular city. It proposes physical reorganization of the terminal area and the implementation of a way-finding system. Strategic workshops and intensive in-situ design prove to be effective tools in city improvement.
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  • Equality Park For Blind People

    Equality Park For Blind and Visually Impaired People Visually impaired people have just begun to win their own rights for the latest a few years. There is a national day in United States of America to remember these people called “Blind Americans Equality Day, October 15”. However, there is no such a day in Europe. In fact, we think that this day is not enough for these people.
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  • BIN BANKING

    Bin Banking is a simple concept conceived to encourage people to litter in garbage bins instead of streets. Instead of thinking laterally towards designing a garbage bin, we focused on how people can be benefited from the very act of throwing garbage in the bin.
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  • noTours – an invitation to get lost

    noTours is an open source software and free web editor for everybody to create and enjoy sound walks on mobile devices. It allows to share your walks and to listen to a mix of real sounds and recordings by wandering around. It is an invitation to get lost, following a path that you choose, building your own narratives as you decide your next steps, on traces of memories and imagination.
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  • corrida amiga: run commuters

    Corridaamiga is a voluntary initiative that emerged in early 2014, as a result of the idea of “Brazilian run commuters” that aims to assist and inspire individuals to use running for urban mobility.
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  • Traffic Sidekick

    Traffic Sidekick is a mobile GPS-application which actively warns the user for oncoming dangerous intersections while walking, jogging or cycling.
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  • WALKABILITY CITY TOOL

    In cities today, the information known about the walkable routes is incomplete, unconnected or nonexistent. A sound management strategy must be based on sound analysis: measureable data which allow us to learn about, evaluate, compare and make decisions. Do we know what our streets are like? WALKABILITY CITY TOOL, our streets, a step forward.
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