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Virtual reality cycling on Alexandria Corniche

A simulation of a bike lane on the Alexandria Corniche, open to the public 15-16 April, is part of the “Cycling as a Mode for Transportation in Africa” project, aiming to encourage cycling as a sustainable mode of transport

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Apr 2019
Virtual reality cycling
Virtual reality cycling
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The Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Centre (Alex Med) and the International School of Information Science (ISIS) are organising a cycling simulation using virtual reality technology to create a 3D model of a proposed cycling lane on the Alexandria Corniche.

The simulation is part of the “Cycling as a Mode for Transportation in Africa” project, funded by the Future Earth Foundation.

The event will take place 15-16 April, 10am to 4pm. The meeting point is the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Centre, B1 Open Area.

In the event, participants will use a fixed bike and wear special VR technology equipment which will allow them to experience firsthand a true sense of cycling in a 3D lane designed for the Alexandria Corniche.

The event is open to the public. Registration will be at the event venue.

Virtual reality cycling

The “Cycling as a Mode for Transportation in Africa” project aims at encouraging cycling instead of driving as a sustainable mode of transport.

Within the efforts of the project, a workshop was held in September and resulted in a proposal of creating cycling lanes in Alexandria. The proposal was presented publicly along with designs in Alexandria and was received positively.

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