RideSafeUM is an initiative co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility that will bring micromobility safety benefits to users, public authorities and operators through the use of innovative technology. This initiative will proactively prevent riding incompliances, provide smooth reaction in case of accidents and gather data for wider learning, policy-making and management purposes. The project is born in response to the need to make micromobility safer and encourage increased ridership of what have become key modes for the future of our mobility systems.
The RideSafeUM solution will be based on the integration of computer-vision software, with camera, GPS and an accelerometer. This technology will be either supported by users’ smartphones or through external equipment. Versatility being one of the core values of RideSafeUM, it will be adaptable to both privately-owned vehicles and shared mobility assets. In addition, a city dashboard will enable authorities to identify and dynamically manage micromobility safety issues.
The project will run in three cities with Thessaloniki being one of them. The other two are Barcelona and Rome. Using our fleet of bikes and scooters and through our ThessBike App our users will be able to activate the Ridesafe feature allowing us to gather important information regarding riding behavior in our effort to make micromobility safer. Any of our users that activates the Ridesafe feature will enjoy bonus rides and gifts. For more information contact the ThessBike people in our stations.
ThessBike participates in the RidesafeUM European program which aims to gather information about the road behavior of bicycle and scooter users with the aim of reducing accidents and violations.
One step (and two wheels) at a time we are moving towards safer conditions for micromobility in the city o Thessaloniki.
Download the ThessBike app and activate the RideSafeUM.
Please, remember to place your phone to the vehicle's holder correctly to enjoy the system and get a discount.
Ride on the piloted areas, and be a part of a European initiative aimed at upgrading the cycling and e-scooting experience in Thessaloniki