2023 CITY CHALLENGE – Dubnica nad Váhom

City PartnerCity of Dubnica nad Váhom
Winning Start-up/SMERastel.io
Solution statementModular, smart, and secure bike parking units
Pilot solutionRomanian start-up Rastel.io will pilot its modular, smart, and secure bike parking units which have a digital twin for real-time data. The solar powered parking units are accessible through an app which can enable 3rd party organisations to reward active mobility.  
Programme EditionRAPTOR 2023


Helping improve city infrastructure conditions to promote micro-mobility usage.

Situation as-is

Dubnica nad Váhom is a city in the central part of Slovakia (The Self-Governing Region of Trenčín) with a population of around 25 000 inhabitants. It is an industrial city with A class logistics facilities, located near the D1 highway. Conditions of the city are rather favourable for higher rates of active mobility and the city is currently building its first bicycle infrastructure while working on a more strategic and long-term approach to increase the bicycle modal share.

One of the challenges is to provide safe and accessible infrastructure for active mobility users living in the wider city centre, including residential buildings.

The city’s challenge is to analyse the current cycling infrastructure in the city and provide a solution for modular low-scale bicycle parking, which, if successful, could be replicated in other city areas. The city is open for sustainable solutions which could include a bicycle parking solution but also access control, payment options and usage monitoring.

Expected to-be situation

  • Analysis of current active mobility infrastructure in the city
  • Data driven tools that provide smart solutions for an expansion of the active mobility infrastructure
  • Replicable, modular and sustainable solution that helps to increase active mobility and modal share
  • Solutions for safer active mobility infrastructure
  • The solution shall integrate payments, usage monitoring and access control mechanisms. Successful project will change long term habits of citizens towards active mobility and will create conditions for higher percentage of bicycle use in the city

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Upcoming Info Sessions

Info Day: 15 March


Q&A Session Part 1: 21 March


Q&A Session Part 2: 22 March


This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.