This year Project for Public Spaces collaborates with partners in Amsterdam to host a dynamic programme of sessions and workshops, where attendees will develop and share concrete strategies for advancing placemaking locally and globally.
Liberty Bell - Smart Cyclability Auditing System for Clever Cities
Liberty Bell is a low cost, technical solution that simplifies the gathering and centralisation of qualitative data about the movement of bicyclists through a city.
We need to understand the issues that make people feel unsafe or be unsafe while bicycling. Understanding the issues will allow us to fix them.
In doing so our communities become safer for everyone. Our population experiences fewer injuries, embraces the environment in which they live and enjoys improved health.
2017 Winner Colorado Department of Transportation International RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge
2017 Winner Smart Dublin Cycling Challenge Phase 2
2016 Winner Smart Dublin Cycling Challenge Phase 1
- Lack of qualitative bicycling data limits the municipality’s ability to identify safety problems and perceptions.
- Liberty Bell captures often undetected or under-reported data, the ‘near-miss’ incidents that scare bicyclists.
- Liberty Bell pinpoints the exact spots where people are having problems.
- Current data gathering tools are resource intensive, inefficient and not cost-effective .
- The perception of safety while bicycling, is a major reason why people choose not to bicycle in their communities.
May 31st 2017, Dublin, Ireland: Dublin’s Liberty Bell heading to the Rockies. Smart bluetooth bicycle bell winner of international US technology challenge.
As Dublin Cycling Officer I see huge potential for the use of the Liberty Bell in gathering information that will help Dublin City Council understand and improve the cycling environment in our city. The pilot trial demonstrated a real enthusiasm among cyclists for using the bell as a creative and safe way of recording information on their routes and experiences as they cycle through the city.Sarah Scannell, Dublin City Council. Cycling & Walking Promotion Officer
Dublin City Council is are excited by the potential for the application of the Liberty Bell auditing tool across many sectors. From school children auditing their routes to school on foot or by bike to Local Authority Staff auditing the physical environment, we see many ways in which Liberty Bell can be used to modernise auditing techniques and to collect valuable data.Edel Kelly, Senior Executive Transport Planner, Dublin City Council
Fluidedge’s experience in software design methodologies has allowed them to deliver a really beneficial, innovative, exciting new product which will help city planners gain insights into how bicyclists experience our city.Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager at Dublin City Council
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SmartImpact is a two year project (May 2016 – May 2018) funded by the European Commission (URBACT). The network is supported by the Fraunhofer Institute, a leading research group and authority on smart cities.
Liberty Bell is delighted to be showcasing at Smart Cities Summit which brings together cities, companies, and institutions seeking for relevant and innovative solutions for Smart Cities. Really looking forward to hearing the inspiring Keynote Speaker, Fred Kent, Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces
Liberty Bell has been announced as a winner in the Colorado Department of Transport RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge. We are honoured to be part of an inspiring and innovative process and look forward to bringing Liberty Bell to the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado.
Colette Kinsella's item on Bike Tech for RTE's The Business featured Conor Cahill and Sile Ginnane from Liberty Bell. Have a listen!
Liberty Bell is brought to you by Fluidedge,
Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland