Infrastructure and Services
Computerised and digital solutions are heralded as having the ability to help transform how easy it is for people to access cycling and navigate quickly and securely around cities. In practical terms, this can involve reprogramming existing transport system controls to reduce "stop-start cycling", whilst at the same time gathering intelligence on movement patterns. This data can help inform future waves of infrastructure improvement. Street lighting can be tailored to help increase cyclists' feeling of safety. And personal navigation services, helping locating services such as free cycling parking and access to bike sharing often through apps, supplement this under an umbrella sometimes known as "mobility as a service" (or "MaaS").
Learning together with information and communications technology
Selecting and delivering these solutions and using them with a specific emphasis on cycling is new to many transport planners and engineers. In Handshake, cities will learn from each other to tailor transport systems so that they support cycling, whilst at the same time adding data to monitoring programmes as a combined technical solution.