NOVALITY WINS THE CHALLENGE POSED BY RIGA IN THE "RAPTOR PILOT 2" PROGRAM ORGANIZED BY EIT URBAN MOBILITY

In recent weeks NOVALITY has launched a pilot parking lot in the city center of Riga (Latvia) after being named in July as the winner of the challenge set by the city within the "Raptor Pilot 2" program organized by EIT Urban Mobility, a body under the European Commission.

WHAT IS THE RAPTOR PILOT 2 - RIGA CONTEST ABOUT?

Riga, Latvia's capital, set a target of reducing CO2 levels by 22% by 2027, so the challenge was to improve the existing infrastructure, such as dedicated and safe lanes for micro-mobility and the installation of safe and interconnected bicycle parking along the streets and squares surrounding the historic center, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today, most of its inhabitants continue to use cars for their daily commute, mainly to the city center, causing traffic congestion, noise and air pollution.

The purpose was to choose the most promising solution to receive a prize: to advance the proposal into a pilot project that would be tested in the city for at least one week between October and December.

NOVALITY was chosen because its innovative and intelligent solution met all the micro-mobility objectives that were set. Their parking for scooters and bicycles provides unparalleled safety, is made of environmentally friendly materials and can be used intuitively. They also create a citizen-friendly environment.

WHAT DOES THE CITY OF RIGA ACHIEVE WITH THE INSTALLATION OF THE NOVALITY PARKING LOT?

  • Decrease in motor vehicle traffic
  • Air and noise pollution abatement
  • Safer parking conditions for bicycles and scooters
  • Increased use of micromobility in daily commuting
  • Increased livability in the area
  • Better utilization of space
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PARKING MODEL INSTALLED IN RIGA

The parking model that has been installed is the Surface B10 Excellence. This model is mainly characterized by its exclusive finishes and high quality and resistant materials such as Krion®.

In addition, photovoltaic panels have been installed on the upper deck to power the control unit and the electric charging points installed in each locker, thus achieving an energy self-sustainable parking lot.

NOVALITY parking lots are managed through the app so it was adapted to Latvian and English, remaining operational for the citizens of Riga, mainly students, as it is located next to the Faculty of Economics and Philosophy of the University of Latvia.

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Secure and connected bicycle parking

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE PARKING LOT 

The official inauguration took place last Friday, November 11, in Aspazijas Bulvaris, the avenue where the parking lot is located, in the presence of Mrs. Inese Andersone, President of the Urban Development Committee, Armands Jukums and personnel from the Traffic and Urban Planning Departments.

Inauguration of safe and intelligent bike racks in Latvia
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Thanks to the Raptor Pilot 2 project, NOVALITY has had the opportunity to promote its sustainable, innovative and safe solution outside Spain.