Gusta Bike
Describe the problem that you want to address. How does this problem effect people in their daily lives?

Our service will contribute to a healtier, environmental and economic transportation in Famagusta, by providing bicycles for rent. The service will be operated through rental bicycle stations in the most commonly used areas (hot spots), like city squares, bus stations, university campus, archaelogical sites so that people can move from one station to the other all around the city. Also there will be a mobile audio guiding technology installed to each bicycle,  which will give information about different places in the city.  Last but not least, this service will be available to NGOs or young enterpneurs for  organising cycling events such as cycling races, city treasure hunting, city tour cycling etc. These events could be advertised in our cycling service web page.

Describe your proposed solution – How does your approach build on or add to more traditional ways of dealing with problem?

This service will raise environmental awareness of the society, because bicycles will be available as an alternative way of transportation around the city centre. Cycling is the most healhy,environmental and economic transportation in short distances.

The mobile audio guide devices can be used for anyone who wants to get more information about Famagusta's historical and cultural heritage. Especially this service will meet the need of providing historical information about the archaelogical sites in the old town, which is currently not existing.  

Which technologies are you planning to use and why? Please make reference to other similar uses of your proposed technology.

There will be mobile audio guiding devices on every bicycle where you can get from all the bicycle stations. These devices will have buttons with written numbers on them, based on the map, that is provided to the bicycle renters, who will find the number of each historical building, monument etc. and  press that number in order to get information about it. They can also check in through our tracking system at every site they visit and those who will visit the most places.