Modern cities face many challenges when it comes to improving the quality of life, accessibility and the environment for their inhabitants and companies. The construction and improvement of cycling routes, the introduction and expansion of logistical hubs where goods can be delivered and collected, the provision of shared vehicles via 'Mobility as a Service'; developments that all contribute to a liveable city. New technological innovations and the increasing demand for data-driven work ask a lot of the planners, entrepreneurs and companies in the city.
LCB and Argaleo have developed the Digital Twin 'Atlas of the Accessible City' in the Dutch Cycling Intelligence program. Data is visualized in a 3D map so that at a glance bottlenecks and opportunities for the accessibility of the (inner) city are shown. The Atlas contains all available public data sources and can be supplemented with private data. With this data policy issues can be turned into concrete insights. Think for example about the walking distance to all bus stops in North Brabant, the bicycle accessibility of schools or the pressure of freight traffic in the city centre.
In these Digitwin solutions, the following insights, among others, are provided
- Bicycle and walking accessibility of stations and bus stops
- Accessibility of all buildings in North-Brabant
- Bicycle intensity on the network
- Cycling speed and network delay
The Atlas is a new tool for the LCB knowledge institutes (Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, Netherlands Defence Academy and Breda University of Applied Sciences) to link their developed knowledge of logistics and mobility to the accessibility issues of cities and provinces. For example, the BUas lectureship Urban Intelligence adds knowledge in the field of cycling. JADS (Jeronimus Bosch Academy for Digital Science) also cooperates in this innovative project. According to Joost de Kruijf, who devised the Atlas, this collaboration offers extra opportunities through the integration of the right data, related knowledge and innovations.
With a data-driven approach, we have gained a better understanding of the opportunities for improving and expanding a high-quality bicycle network.
Roger Heijltjes, 'Bicycle' program leader for the province of North Brabant
About logistics community brabant
Logistics Community Brabant (LCB) brings together entrepreneurs, education, government and research to create logistics innovations in North Brabant for today and tomorrow. In doing so, they ensure a sustainable renewal and growth of logistics in North Brabant. Productivity and quality in the sector is optimised and Brabant's economy and social welfare grows.
LCB is a collaboration between Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, Netherlands Defence Academy and Breda University of Applied Sciences. LCB works together with regional partners REWIN, Midpoint Brabant, Vijfsterren Logistiek and Supply Chain Platform Zuidoost-Brabant. LCB is financially supported by the Province of North Brabant and the City of Breda.