Sustainable mobility concept for the city of Wuppertal

Project Overview
The availability of efficient and affordable electric mobility in the bicycle sector opens up completely new possibilities in the design of mobility concepts for cities like Wuppertal, which have a vivid topography. The RIDENOW mobility concept sees the e-bike as an integral part of a transport concept for Wuppertal's future.
In this context, the bicycle is not only thought of as a supplement or leisure-oriented mobility element, as has been the case along the Nordbahntrasse or the Sambatrasse, but also and especially as a connecting link between the valley axis and the heights.
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Project Management
Market and User Research
Interviews and Transcription
Organisation of Workshops
Design Thinking Methods
Data Analysis and Evaluation
Concept Development
CAD Modeling
Documentation and Visualisation
Strategy and Innovation Project  | 5 months
Interdisciplinary team of 8 students
Infrastructure • Mobility Strategy • Urban Concept
What is RIDENOW?
RIDENOW is designed as a closed system that seamlessly integrates bicycle traffic into the transport planning of the city of Wuppertal as part of an overall multimodal concept. To achieve this, this concept integrates both the needs of everyday commuting flows from the valley to the heights or from the heights to the heights, as well as the more touristically interesting service of destinations for weekend trips. The concept thus combines two lifeworlds—commuting and tourism—through the use of one infrastructure. The core of the concept, in addition to the graphic designation of "cycle paths", is the integration of different stationary and mobile bicycle hubs along highly frequented traffic routes into a state-of-the-art user-centred digital infrastructure.
Sensing Journey
The research employed a "Sensing Journey" approach, focusing on students' cycling experiences, including commuting, shopping, and exploring local attractions. Using this method, experiences were visually captured through illustrations and brief sentences, facilitating effective communication of results. The approach highlighted issues in Wuppertal, such as challenges posed by numerous inclines for cyclists.
Building Hub Concepts
An 8-hour creative workshop was conducted using Lego bricks to define a shared vision for the hub. Various hub concepts were built and complemented by a user journey. The use of Lego enabled the team to quickly construct a hub according to their wishes, visualise their ideas and find fundamental features in common that are required for a hub. The user journeys helped to define the requirements for a hub.
Routes and Hubs
In an effort to enhance cycling infrastructure in Wuppertal, color-coded bike lanes are being introduced along major routes, providing dedicated spaces for cyclists within regular traffic. Furthermore, hubs are strategically placed at key locations such as traffic hubs, train stations, and bus routes. These multifunctional hubs serve as meeting points, repair stations, cafes, and more, addressing diverse cyclist needs and contributing to the development of Wuppertal's cycling culture. The approach involves cost-effective container solutions that can be easily adapted to meet the community's specific requirements.







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