The city of Cascais, Portugal, has recently implemented the innovative CHILDFY project, funded by EIT Urban Mobility. The project focuses on providing new mobility solutions to students and young children, with the aim of creating a more sustainable urban mobility system in the city. The CHILDFY project has been designed to specifically address the needs of students and young children, ensuring that their trips to and from school and other destinations are as safe and comfortable as possible. The project is centred around mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), which involves creating a comprehensive platform upon which users can access a wide range of transport options.
The CHILDFY project has enabled the city of Cascais to become more connected and create more efficient transport networks that are better suited to the needs of its citizens. This is a crucial step forward in Portugal’s transition towards a new model of urban mobility that is more sustainable and efficient. The project has also highlighted the importance of providing safe, affordable, and accessible transport options to students and young children, allowing them to move around Cascais more freely and easily.
The CHILDFY project is part of a larger initiative in Portugal to transition towards a new model of urban mobility that is better suited to the needs of its citizens. This new model strives to improve the quality of life for everyone living in urban areas, with a focus on providing safe, affordable, and accessible transport options to users. Overall, the CHILDFY project is a notable example of how Portugal is working towards a new model of urban mobility that is better suited to the needs of its citizens. This project has not only improved the quality of life for users in Cascais, but it has also highlighted the importance of providing safe and affordable transport options to students and young children. The success of this project is a testament to the potential of new mobility solutions to improve the lives of citizens in urban areas.
CHILDFY was in pilot testing at Fernando José dos Santos School and Salesianos de Manique. “One of our biggest problems has to do, exactly, with traffic at the entrances and exits of the school. As it happens, we’ve been looking for solutions for some time. The proposal that the Municipality of Cascais made to us through this app is exactly to find a solution along these lines”, explained Bernardo Correia, Pedagogical Director of the Salesianos de Manique.
CHILDFY is a tested project via EIT Urban Mobility’s RAPTOR programme. More info.
About the CHILDFY platform
CHILDFY is a new app that promotes sustainable mobility in school transport. It is a community for families and schools looking to save time and reduce the flow of cars that every morning fill the school gates.
Through the app, parents can combine and offer transport with other parents for their children, ensuring they get to school efficiently and safely.
Through the CHILDFY platform, users can access information on the various transport options available, such as public transport, shared mobility, and on-demand services. The platform also includes an online booking system, allowing users to book their preferred mode of transport in advance. Additionally, the platform provides real-time updates on the availability of transport services and the estimated time of arrival.
The app promotes car sharing between parents of the same school, having several mechanisms to ensure the safety of students: “All the data of the parents enrolled, we validate it through our internal computer system, which makes it more secure, because there is no parent who joins the programme whose validation does not go through our computer system and that gives security”, concluded the director.
More information about the CHILDFY project: https://movilidadparafamilias.com/