The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection as part of the FTI programme Mobility of the Future and is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.

THE PROJECT

In „Cycle4Value“, a transparent and low-threshold reward model for promoting cycling based on the key technology blockchain is being researched and tested in practice for the first time. The economic, health and ecological benefits/effects of cycling are presented in a comprehensible way and, after a plausibility check using machine learning, converted into a real value (=cycle tokens). These value units are stored in a digital wallet and can be redeemed in a test marketplace. The research project surpasses conventional incentive systems because, on the one hand, both the storage of the value units and the redemption process are decentralised, tamper-proof and transparent and, on the other hand, the real economic benefit of active cycling is fairly monetarised.

 

Welcome to the Bike Citizens Beta App Test which is part of the Cycle4Value research project! Please use the Bike Citizens Beta App – and mark tracks where you have actively tried to cheat – within a period of 2 weeks and then fill in the questionnaire available at the following link:

PROJECT PARTNERS

The Centre for Applied Games Research at Danube University Krems is dedicated to the complex relationship between games and society in research and teaching. The focus is on combining expertise in games, education and media science as well as technology.

In the project, the Centre for Applied Games Research takes on the project management and is also responsible for the blockchain solution.

yverkehrsplanung

yverkehrsplanung GmbH, as an innovative mobility research & transport planning company, is responsible for the analysis and evaluation phase in the project. In particular, the effects of cycling are quantified on different levels.

According to the company’s know-how, the conception and practical testing of innovative measures to incentivise cycling are central fields of work in this project.

 

Bike Citizens

The aim of Bike Citizens is to make cycling in cities more attractive and to contribute to an improvement of the urban quality of life. To this end, Bike Citizens develops its own products and offers people who cycle in urban areas a platform for information and exchange.

In the project, Bike Citizens takes over the implementation of the app for tracking and incentivising rides.

 

Seewald Solutions GmbH

eewald Solutions has been developing web applications for many years, mainly for the construction and ancillary industries. One focus of Seewald Solutions is basic research in the field of image analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In addition, we develop innovative products in the field of augmented reality and robotics.

Within the framework of this project, we are contributing our many years of experience in data analysis and the research and development of self-learning systems. The goal is to identify cheating strategies based on existing data and thereby validate the recorded tracks.

 

THE IMPLEMENTATION

In the project, an innovative research approach is conceived, implemented on a trial basis and tested in practice, which – in simplified terms – rewards cycling by means of so-called „cycle tokens“. The key technologies used, machine learning and blockchain, represent an innovative solution for the validation of route data and transaction processing. In the sense of a proof of concept, it is to be tested whether and how a secure and transparent process of value generation for regular cycling can be created on the basis of a utility token that can translate the overall economic effects of cycling into value units.

In the course of a field test in Graz, Berlin and Krems, the practical implementation, target group-specific acceptance and scalability of the developed solution will be analysed. The cost savings on an individual and collective level are to be evaluated in close cooperation with a stakeholder board and ultimately transferred into a marketplace, which is to enable the exchange of cycle tokens for various incentives, such as public transport discounts or vouchers for cycling accessories. In addition, the possibility of donating the cycled kilometres to charity projects is also being considered.

IMPACT

Economy:

Cycling causes less individual mobility costs compared to a car, specifically car tax & insurance costs, fuel costs, repair costs and parking fees are spared.

Ecology:

Cycling results in a reduction of pollutant emissions, specifically avoided costs in terms of CO2, NOx and fine dust particles (PM2.5 and PM10), which are caused in comparison to a passenger car.

Health:

On the one hand, cycling promotes well-being and subjective fitness, on the other hand, a reduction in cardiovascular conditions and an increase in road safety can be observed, which have a positive effect on costs for health insurance companies.

IMPACT

Economy:

Cycling causes less individual mobility costs compared to a car, specifically car tax & insurance costs, fuel costs, repair costs and parking fees are spared.

Ecology:

Cycling results in a reduction of pollutant emissions, specifically avoided costs in terms of CO2, NOx and fine dust particles (PM2.5 and PM10), which are caused in comparison to a passenger car.

Health:

On the one hand, cycling promotes well-being and subjective fitness, on the other hand, a reduction in cardiovascular conditions and an increase in road safety can be observed, which have a positive effect on costs for health insurance companies.

Impressum

Information gem. § 5 ECG

Support and development of the website

Center for Applied Game Studies

Danube University Krems

Dr. Karl Dorrek Straße 30

3500 Krems

Represented by:

Mag. Natalie Denk, MA

+43 2732 893-2362

Disclosure according to §25 Media Act

Purpose

The website serves as information and dissemination of the project results around the project „Cycle4Value“.

Contents and Liability

All texts on the website have been carefully checked. Nevertheless, no guarantee can be given for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the information.

Links and References

The website contains links to other Internet resources that are completely independent of this portal. The website operators cannot make any contractual representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any of these hypertext links or any other Internet site. Access to any other internet site linked to the website is at your own risk.

Data Protection

The University for Continuing Education Krems
Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30, 3500 Krems
Tel.: 02732 893-0
E-mail: datenschutz@donau-uni.ac.at
Contact person: Mag. Natalie Denk, MA (natalie.denk@donau-uni.ac.at)
Data Protection Officer MMaga Katharina Ranjan) is the person responsible under data protection law for the personal data processed on this website:

The IP address of the user together with data on the time of the request, the destination of the request, the amount of data transferred, a message whether the request was successful, the browser used, the operating system used, as well as the website from which the access was made (if the access was made via a link). This data is used exclusively to ensure system security and is processed by World4You (hosting provider). The server logs are stored for 2 weeks. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO (legitimate interest) and TKG § 96 para. 3.

Google Fonts: For user-friendly design, we also use Google Fonts in our legitimate interest, which are integrated via servers at Google and/or, if applicable, a temporary storage in your browser cache. For further information on the possible processing of your personal data, please see: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.

Social media links: Links to the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are integrated on the websites. If you would like to share information from our website via the social networks, please refer to the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing as well as the use of the data by their operators, including your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, in the respective data protection notices:
Facebook Data Policy
Twitter privacy policy
Instagram privacy policy

Other links: The website contains links to other websites. These links to websites of other Internet participants are provided as a service to meet the further information needs of the user. Danube University Krems has no influence on their content. Danube University Krems accepts no liability whatsoever for these contents. The respective provider of the linked website is solely responsible for the content and accuracy of the information provided there.

Any Youtube videos embedded on our website are activated in the extended data protection mode offered by Youtube, so that no cookies are set to record usage behaviour.

To exercise your rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection to the processing of your personal data, please contact the above-mentioned contact person or, on a subsidiary basis, the data protection officer.

For any complaints, please contact the Austrian data protection authority (www.dsb.gv.at).

 

Copyright

All texts, graphics and images are protected by copyright; their use is only permitted with the express permission of the media owner.