Continuous engagement towards a smart future
Bydgoszcz is located in northern Poland, facing the rivers Brda and Vistula. With its 353,215 inhabitants (2017), it is the largest city of the Kujawy and Pomerania region and the eighth largest in Poland. As a local authority government institution, Bydgoszcz has competences, deriving from the Communal Self-Government Act, to manage the technical and social infrastructure as well as safety and public order independently and to organise spatial and environmental issues within the city borders.
Due to its engagement in various European programmes, numerous examples of smart solutions are already implemented in Bydgoszcz:
- An Intelligent Transportation System which is able to steer the traffic with vision-based monitoring giving information on stops, parking spaces and navigating vehicles to alternative roads if necessary.
- Smart street lighting (since 2015), which replaced the old street lamps with new, energy efficient ones.
- A public city bicycle system with 37 stations and 395 bicycles, available 24h/7 which offers a well-received alternative to public transportation.
- Participation in the KAWKA program (improving air quality, liquidation of low emission – individual heat sources, increase EE and RES, connection of private houses, cooperatives, social housing to district heating system).