A new fleet of electric bicycles will be launched in Paris this September, in collaboration with the Urgences Médicales de Paris. The idea is to be able to offer emergency responders a safe and fast means of transport, even when the city is congested. This can then be extended to other cities if successful.
Paris medical emergencies carry out an average of more than 200 visits per day. A large number which testifies to their speed … Sometimes hampered by traffic jams. All the more frequent and problematic in the capital. To remedy this, Ecox – a network specializing in electric bicycles – and the Wunderman Thompson Paris agency have developed a new project: Emergency Bikes.
Literally “emergency bikes”, they are intended to facilitate the interventions of emergency physicians in congested areas. The initiative will take the form of a first fleet deployed this September, with emergency physicians in Paris. Ultimately, the idea is to offer this personalized service to nurses and transporters of medical equipment. Whether in the City of Light or in other large French cities.
Small enough to squeeze in, big enough to help us
On the technical side, the Emergency Bike is an electric bike designed to be seen and recognized by all. It has storage spaces suitable for transporting emergency medicine equipment. And bears the logo of the Medical Emergencies of Paris. It is also equipped with large anti-puncture tires, as well as a GPS tracker to be perfectly located at all times.
With a power of 500 W, it can reach a range of 160 km. Above all, it will theoretically allow doctors to reach their destinations twice as fast as today. While remaining completely mobile, whether there are heavy traffic jams or incidents on the track.
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