Present transportation model, based on private cars, is getting old. In crowded cities it takes more time to driving than walking. Traffic congestion, energy shortage, and air pollution are serious problems in all cities all over the world. The transport mode of last century is no longer the best for the future. Driving private cars was the dominant mode of urban transport of last century, vehicle sharing will be the next future. We need to modify our lifestyle because of the big size of cities, and density. Millions of residents need to go to work everyday on a distance of more than 10 Km, this distance doesn’t allow walking or bicycling. Buses that stop at all stations take too much time to cross the city. Metro could be the rigt choice, but it will take several decades to develope a good rail network. Because of the above reasons, the car was the choice of passenger transportation. In the past, mass transit systems was the right solution for all workers employed in a factory, that lived in the same area. Nowadays, the complicated economic structure of large cities, where each worker has different business time and different origin and destination, cars took place of mass transit system, being the most convenient and comfortable means for passenger transport. But the high demand for cars caused traffic congestion in all cities. Most people says that our society has a traffic problem, we prefer to say we have a passenger transport problem, and try to solve in a different way rather than using private cars, developing a new mode of transportation. We offer an alternative transportation mode for the 21st century. EasyGo bike sharing offers an easy and cheap solution to traffic congestion and air pollution. It will be hard at first to persuade people leave their cars at home. EasyGo is a solution to urban transportfor both residents and visitors.
The Need to Create a Sustainable Urban Mobility
After many years of debate, professors and academics of have found that public transport, walking and bicycles are the most appropriate and efficient components of a sustainable urban transport system. In the past, bicycles have been recreational and sport vehicles for high class people or used as a mode of transport for the low income class. In the 1980s most countries kept promoting the use of the automobile as the most appropriate mode of transport, as consequence of the modern conception of cities, which implied high speed and long distance. But because of traffic congestion, air pollution and global warming, lately professors and academics are promoting the re-inclusion of bicycling as part of a sustainable transport policy.
The Opportunity for Developing Countries
Developing Countries have several options to change their urban transport model, coupling mobility with sustainable development. While western countries have a fossil fuel based infrastructure that cannot be easily replaced in the next future, developing countries have the opportunity to avoid the mistake of a urban transport based on driving, creating an innovative and sustainable urban transport.
E-go Bike Sharing, The Innovative Urban Mobility
E-go bike sharing has been designed for crowded cities with high population density to help to solve the traffic congestion problem. Although public transport is well developed, the high density of people make bus packed during rush hours. E-go bike sharing is the right transportation system for the emerging urban middle class, it doesn’t replace existing transportation modes, instead it changes the way we use existing modes of transport and improve the performance of the whole transport system. E-go bike sharing will help urban architects, transportation engineers, real estate developers, to plan a new urban transportation strategy. Old cities are no built for a huge volume of traffic, urban structure depends on the choice of transportation modes.
Local traffic congestion is caused by residents in business districts to go to work in the morning and in the afternoon to go back home, when the road capacity is no enough for so many cars. The first step to reduce traffic congestion is building larger roads, but when the volume of cars increased too much, the only solution is to restrict the traffic volume by administrative measures that doesn’t allow to cross the city driving private cars. E-go bike sharing meets the public transport needs with the flexibility and convenience of a personal transportation system. E-go bike sharing uses electricity for transportation, and have fuel efficiency much more higher than that of car, a transport revolution that will improve urban living quality. Adopting E-go bike sharing, a city will reduce air pollution and noise, a great step to reduce global warming. E-go bike sharing is a personal transportation system like bicycle, motorcycle and car. Personal but no privately owned. You can decide the itinerary, but the vehicle isn’t yours. All vehicles are coordinated with a central control system. The choice of an eBike and e-Sooter is because the average occupancy of a car is 1 passenger. Just by changing the size of the car from 5 passengers to 1 passenger, it could be possible to reduce energy consumption. The concept of rent is different from others, all the passenger needs to do is to use his mobile phone and unlock the vehicle, going to destination, and return the vehicle in any place. There will be many bike stations but only a small number of vehicles at each station. Stations could be built directly inside buildings, shopping centers, hotels, schools, and train stations.
E-go bike sharing is the evolution of the urban transportation system becoming popular over the past few years in Europe. A fleet of ordinary bikes are located in main streets of the city and are available for short term use for both local people and visitors. In the conventional bike sharing, to use a bike, you must first register with the service and pay an annual fee, and with a smart card or a phone call, you can unlock the bike and use it for short trips to work, shopping, groceries instead of driving a car. Paris, the city of lights, follows the example of other European cities including Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna, Brussels, Barcelona and Copenhagen, to push bike sharing to cut traffic congestion. If you happen to visit Paris will be so impressed by its massive bike sharing program. Customers can take a bike and put it back at any station round city. You can decide to go to work by bike and get back home by bus or viceversa. When you need to go somewhere fast but it is too far for walking, biking is the ideal way to move in the center.
The Advantages of Electrical Urban Mobility
Fossil fuel is causing serious changes to the global climate and health problems. About 70% of all the oil goes to transportation and more than 90% of the energy for our transportation system comes from oil. One of the best ways to reduce environmental damage and have important public health benefits is to purchase green vehicles when and where it is available. The 20th century was dominated by gasoline motor vehicles, but now in addition advanced technology vehicles that run on biodiesel, electricity, natural gas, are available on the market.
After calculating the wheel energy efficiency of any car, it is clear that the electric vehicle is much more efficient and pollutes less than all kinds of alternative motors. From the perspective of emissions, electric cars are 10 times better than gasoline cars that produce a variety of emissions, including carbon dioxide, unburned hydrocarbons, lead. Also the best advantage of powering cars with electricity from the grid is that we can generate the electricity in several ways, such as hydroelectric, wind, solar and not only from gas plants. Furthermore all electrical generators that produce emissions are located far from cities where people live, and work at designed rpm’s so to get best performance, high efficiency and lower emissions. Because the traffic jam, a car engine always works in bad condition, low rpm, high consumption, high emissions. In an electrical generator plant, you can control pollution much better than you can emissions from an automobile.
Gasoline engines deliver high horsepower only from 3.000 to 4.000 rpm range, and they have no reasonable torque at low rpm’s. Electric motors are high energy efficiency and offer great acceleration without transmission or clutch at any rpm range, having reasonable torque from zero rpm to 10.000 rpm. So electric cars have higher efficiency and lower total emissions than the most efficient gasoline cars. Because gasoline cars are worldwide known as best performance cars, to be confident, the transition to an electric economy would take many decades, and replacing most of the cars on the road with green vehicles will take years, even if electric cars will be cheaper than equivalent gasoline cars.
Talking about mechanic parts, electric cars are very simple cars. The motor has only 1 moving part with direct transmission, no clutch, no motor oil, no filters, no sparks. That means that the only service require is for replacing tires, break pads, and general inspection. Green vehicles often seem to be a little more expensive, but it is false. In a few months the higher costs of an electric vehicle will be paid from saving money in gasoline, maintenance and service, furthermore the biggest investment is in the large positive environmental impact. The advantage of never visiting a gas station could be an inconvenient if range is too short. Electric cars are suited for point to point driving, around 50 km from home. A 100 km range is acceptable, it is unusual to drive more than 100 Km in a day for a city car. The only problem of electric car is the inability to take long trips, since there are no enough recharging stations on the way, and it takes time to charge batteries.