EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019, EIT Urban Mobility is working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. In this framework, EIT Urban Mobility has recently launched EIT a COVID-19 Crisis Response call and has now announced the 10 projects selected under this call.
One of the 10 is InclusivEbike, which aims at developing and demonstrating a new concept of rickshaw e-bikes to promote safety and comfort by extending inclusiveness to frail and vulnerable people that have seen their mobility and physical activity strongly reduced due to COVID risk associated to transport. Inclusiv_eBike will promote a new era of
personalised transport capable of achieving inclusion, whilst assuring social distancing, sustainable transport and healthy aging.
The project partners are Municipality Of Bergamo (Italy), One Less Van (Italy), Bilbao City Hall (Spain), Bosch VHIT (Italy), Nova (Italy), Tecnalia (Spain), Modena Energy And Sustainable Development Agency (Italy). The project budget is € 699,000 and the project runs from 1 July until the end of this year.