People in the areas of Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill in Bristol are trialling new technologies to help them save energy and money, and explore new ways of travelling, as part of the EU-funded research project REPLICATE. The project will research how smart technology could benefit local people and neighbourhoods. The trial aims to reduce energy use, rethink transport choices and use infrastructure, such as lamp-posts, in new ways. There are plenty of opportunities for local people and community groups to get involved and shape the initiatives together.
As a European project, REPLICATE is working closely with our partner cities, Florence (Italy) and San Sebastian (Spain). These cities are testing different smart solutions and Bristol will learn from them and share our city’s experiences. This will help us understand which of the smart approaches could be used across Bristol and in other European and world cities.
In Bristol, the REPLICATE project is led by Bristol City Council working in partnership with the city’s universities and seven other local partners. The project is funded by the European Commission, with local partner organisations collectively receiving €7 million to deliver the project in Bristol
Households are trialing new energy efficient smart appliances along with some retrofit measures in order to save energy and money and reduce carbon emissions.
Featuring an electric bike scheme, an electric car club, and an electric taxi bus. These transport options are included in travel apps to give more ways to get around and make it easier for drivers to find a local parking space.
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REPLICATE explored fun and creative ways to tackle other issues identified by the community, such as poor air quality and damp homes. Whether you’re affected by an issue or have skills you’d like to share, please get in touch.