Urban Mobility

The increased use of the bicycle as a mode of transportation experienced in many of our cities has made this vehicle an ideal alternative for urban transportation; not only from a mobility point of view but also from an environmental and health one.

With this new vision of urban mobility we have developed Usual Bike; an automatic bicycle leasing system that is easy, compatible and viable.

Usual Bike constitutes the 4th evolution of our bicycle leasing system.

In addition to improving each of its components, our latest version is characterised in that it can be exported internationally, making it a project that can be manufactured.

Usual Bike is an automatic bicycle leasing system capable of providing urban areas with an alternate mode of transportation for its citizens.

 

It is defined by six concepts:

EFFICIENCY: light, small, flexible, ecologic and silent

EASY: practical and accessible for women, men, children and senior citizens

CHEAP: it is much less expensive for the user in comparison with motorised vehicles

MULTILINGUAL: the bicycle parking bases as well as the web application are capable of communicating with the user in several different languages.

HEALTHY: Improves the body and mental health of users

INTERMODAL: It easily coexists with other public and private modes of transportation

Usual Bike allows for an fast and flexible installation without requiring any civil works be carried out. Additionally the quality of the components keeps vandal acts to a minimum and in its pursuit of sustainability, it offers the possibility of incorporating its own electrical power supply (Photovoltaic). Without a doubt, it results in COST SAVINGS for the Administrations since a good bicycle infrastructure entails between 10 and 20 ties less investment than that required for the automobile.

Usual Bike is designed to offer a simple operation since once the user is registered, he only needs to place his card near the RFID reader at any anchoring module that has bikes available and chose his bike. At that moment, the security system is unblocked and the user may then remove a bike.

Each module includes an LCD screen and 2 buttons for communicating with the user, thus facilitating the process of selecting a bike.

Once the user has finished his bike ride, he only needs to approach any bicycle parking station in the city and lock his bike in any of the modules that are free at that time. The system recognizes the bike and thus the user returning it.

Bicycle parking bases

The bicycle parking bases are comprised of a minimum of 4 modules with two bicycles each. The modules are manufacture in aluminuim and then lacquared in a personalized colour, guaranteeing the durability of te units.

Located inside these modules is an automatic bicycle recognition system that is directly connected to the database and the Website. The modules are fastend to a galvanized steel platform, which does not require any civil works to install.
 

 

Vandal proof bicycle with iButton

The bicycle has been designed giving priority to the quality and durability of its components as well as the reduction of maintenance costs.

he anchor plate located on the bike is used for fastening the bike to the module, and also includes the iButton, which is a device used to identify the bike, which allows having a real time accurate inventory of the bikes and their location on the bases..
 

 

Card without an RFID contact

All users registered in the system have a card without a radio frequency contact. This card is used for releasing a bike by simply passing it near any available lending terminal.

This solution is more competitive and current since in addition to the advantages and security they provide, they may be configured for other uses such as for public transportation, access to libraries and sports facilities

 

Web control centre

Usual Bike offers the possibility of creating a personalized Web for the city, which depending to the user’s profile allows to:

  • Update data.
  • Mantain the system´s usage history.
  • Report damages or incidents at the stations.
  • Provide valuable information such as the state of the stations in real time.