The Smart Track project is equipped with a controlled navigation light system, which allows cyclists to travel safely and comfortably along the selected route both in the dark and under adverse weather conditions.
In Smart Track bike lanes, lighting systems made of SELIN form a navigation system:
regulate the flow of cyclists, prevent road accidents
set the program of optimal safe speed mode
show the direction of movement and speed limit
safely separates the track from carriageway or sidewalk
The bike lanes are equipped with special light sensors that indicate the direction of movement and the maximum permissible speed. In addition, they react to the movement of a cyclist 20 meters before the intersection and include additional lighting on the roadway.
The system of “smart” illumination will allow us to increase the number of visitors coming to the park in the evening. Convenient infrastructure will be an additional incentive to promote a healthy lifestyle. According to statistics, Smart Track will reduce the level of accidents associated with bicyclists by up to 90%.
The company AIRA developed four types of Smart Track: sports, family, transfer and tourist.
In the development of Smart Track, pedestrians, drivers and cyclists were polled in order to help our specialists develop the safest and the most comfortable design of the city bike lanes.
The poll conducted by AIRA has shown that 73% of citizens are ready to switch to bicycles in case the relevant infrastructure is provided. This means that big cities will a have a chance for a clean air and reduced traffic. Thus, the study showed that at the initial level, Smart Track will reduce the number of traffic jams by1 %, then by10% in 1 year, and by 15% in 10 years.
The pilot project was launched in 2016 in the city of Almetyevsk, where a whole network of bicycle lanes appeared. The Smart Track system was used there, which immediately attracted the attention of many politicians, public figures and urban activists who were interested in the innovation.
A year later, on the eve of the Victory Day, in Grozny, a full-scale Smart Track project was presented, and the president of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, came there by bicycle. After the cutting of the ribbon ceremony with Mayor Muslim Magomedovich Khuchiev, the head of the region with more than 300 cyclists took part in a bike tour along the new lanes and central streets of Grozny.
For Innopolis, a satellite city of Kazan, AIRA presented an expanded version of the bicycle infrastructure. The SMART bicycle lane is equipped with bike counters, parking lots, rest areas, and a cafe. In addition, due to the slowing and acceleration of the flashing speed of the contour highlight, cyclists can undergo a specified training. In the fall of 2017, Smart Track began to conquer Moscow: The first AIRA's bicycle lane opened on the territory of Mishino in Khimki.
Specialists of the Institute help with designing and creating the layout plan for Smart Track bicycle lanes around the city, as well as think over the scheme of the location of infrastructure zones adapted for the local building features.
In addition to creating a comfortable environment for the residents, interactive solutions open a lot of opportunities for the development of small and medium-sized businesses. The unusual infrastructure can be an excellent area for advertising, and entrepreneurs can place cafes or souvenir shops along the smart bicycle lane if they see that the publicity of this place is high.
Along the entire length of the Smart Track, there are installed cameras that read traffic along the road and give clear statistics on the number of drivers driving through it for the selected period of time. These figures can become the basis for the investment plan and further marketing campaign.