Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

BikeScience will be used by the São Paulo Traffic Engineering Company

BikeScience, an open-source tool for the analysis of bicycle mobility, developed within the InterSCity project, is being adopted by the São Paulo Traffic Engineering Company (CET). CET will use BikeScience to analyze and plan the cycling infrastructure of the city of São Paulo.

This is one of the first collaboration and technology transfer results between the InterSCity project and governing bodies of the city of São Paulo. In addition to using the tool, the cycling system planning teamwill interact with the researchers to implement new analyses of the city’s bicycle system as well.

INCT Project Coordinator, professor Fabio Kon

BikeScience uses data from bicycle sharing systems as well as data from the Origin-Destination survey conducted by Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (the company that operates the city’s subway system). The tool started as part of Professor Fabio Kon’s research during his visit to the Senseable City Lab, a research group from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with the collaboration of researchers Fabio Duarte, Paolo Santi, and Carlo Ratti. Other members of the project are Éderson Ferreira, a Computer Science undergraduate student at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo, Higor de Souza, and Eduardo Santana, researchers of the InterSCity project.

In addition to CET, companies that operate bicycle sharing systems, such as TemBici (BikeSampa) and Grow (Yellow), also have been important partners in providing data that allows the analysis of bicycle trips in São Paulo. More information about BikeScience can be seen in the project repository.