Smart territories

Start date

March 2019

End date

February 2023


Programa Estratégico CIEN 2018 de CDTI, IDI-20181097

The BICISENDAS project will develop a new bike path that will integrate several technologies to help increase comfort, safety, communications, and improve the environment around it; therefore, contributing to promote sustainable transportation. This project introduces the concept of modules for bike paths, that allow the selection of different integrable technologies to personalized them according to each city´s needs. 

Sustainable materials for the module structure will be developed, using industrial waste and sub-products. Two types of modules will be designed: permeable and non-permeable, and each type will be compatible with different technologies. Thanks to the permeable surface, peak rainfall water will move into the module and will be treated on site by bio-decontamination techniques for potential nearby use. Also, photocatalytic materials will be employed to eliminate nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organics (VOCs) from air. 

To increase users’ safety, a new concept for smart, self-sufficient and efficient photoluminescent signaling will be developed. They will be based on sensors that allow communication and processing of real time localization data (sensors to detect and warn of bike path invasions) or communication of incidents or hazardous situations that may lay ahead. 

These systems will be powered by the energy generated by the bike path itself thanks to the embedded energy generators and the small wind turbines integrated in the bike path surroundings. To complement these technologies, within the frame of a Smart Society, ICT functionalities will be added to digitally transform the smart bike path. An ecosystem will be created for IoT technologies and vehicles, where users will interact through an app, thus improving safety within the bike path.

Consortium is composed by the following firms: 

  • FCC Construcción (Leader), 
  • FCC Ámbito, 
  • Idneo, 
  • Implaser, 
  • Plásticos Compuestos S.A., 
  • TEX – Obras y Servicios, 
  • Tradia. 
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