In Portugal, as all over the world, mobility has become a synonym of quality of life, economic growth and progress.
With the agglomerations we see daily on the roads, the territories have had difficulties in keeping up with the significant increase in the use of motor vehicles.
Therefore, solutions such as soft/sustainable mobility are increasingly becoming measures to be adopted by all citizens.
With the need to invest in current models to avoid saturation of air quality, carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution, smooth mobility emerges as a solution that aims to make the energy transition and choose solutions that decrease the use of individual motorised transport.
The cities themselves should invest in equipment that allows citizens to opt for a mobility that aims at the promotion of a more sustainable practice.
Environmentally friendly soft mobility
Soft mobility is a form of moving people or goods using only the physical means of the human being to move around.
With this type of mobility becoming more and more fashionable, cities must also adopt measures and install equipment that meet this ideology in order to embrace a more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility.
Types of soft mobility and associated advantages
For a soft and sustainable mobility, the replacement of motorised vehicles is a solution that gives way to many other means of transport such as cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, scootering or even walking.
With the increased use of non-motorised transport, the advantages associated with this change are many and have contributed to an improvement in the quality of life.
1. Reduction of atmospheric pollution
One of the big problems that big cities face is the high rate of pollutant gases in the atmosphere, due to high concentrations of vehicles with internal combustion engine.
2. Decreased noise pollution
Encouraging soft mobility helps reduce noise pollution, as non-motorised vehicles emit significantly less noise than combustion-engined vehicles.
3. Space clearing and safety
By replacing car journeys, soft mobility frees up public space, which can be occupied by gardens, squares, or even commercial spaces such as esplanades.
Replacing car journeys with active ways of transport which require some physical effort from the user, substantially improves the physical well-being and health of those who adopt it.
Digital Billboards support soft mobility in cities
The adoption of measures that discourage car use, promotes a significant improvement of air quality in cities.
As each city has its own characteristics, it is initially very important to monitor users’ behaviour and travel patterns so that, in the future, a regular mode of travel can be implemented and become part of each city’s transport system.
For this innovation in mobility, cities must adopt practices and equipment that aim to eradicate motorised transport, prioritising environmentally friendly mobility.
PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS has been developing a very important role in the implementation of digital billboards aiming to encourage the practice of a soft and sustainable mobility.
PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS digital billboards fitted with bike parking racks provide a positive experience and contribute to more efficient urban mobility by allowing citizens to park their bikes safely.
Besides these solutions for vehicles such as bicycles, other solutions such as digital billboards adapted with charging support for electric scooters are one of the solutions thought by PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS in order to contribute and boost the practice of a soft and sustainable mobility.
Change can be a difficult process, but PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS focuses on helping citizens in this change with the development of solutions that embrace sustainability and soft mobility.