The six finalists of the Smart City Mobility Challenge made a final pitch at the Turbine, Moka Smart City on Wednesday 31 July 2019.
About the Smart City Mobility Challenge
Mobility, an issue for tomorrow
Mellow Cabs (South Africa), Neil du Preez, “Mobility is a precondition for economic growth: mobility for access to jobs, education, health, and other services. Successful cities depend on efficient public transport working in conjunction with other sustainable transport services.” Mellowcabs manufactures and operates (bright yellow!) electric mini-cabs that offer an eco-friendly transportation service in congested urban areas.
“There is a global lack of mobility and traffic congestion around Africa. We want to provide the African market with a relevant alternative to existing public transport,” she says.
The last round
After winning the Smart City Mobility Challenge, the French company, wever is about to present a tailored mobility plan for Moka Smart City based on a wide-ranging online survey, Moka Move.
Moka Smart City has shifted its focus in recent years to renewable energy. In line with this environmentally friendly approach, Vivéa Business Park’s Piazza has been equipped with solar panels that are unique in Mauritius and five rooftop photovoltaic farms have been installed recently.
On June 19th and 20th, Caudan Arts Centre hosted a regional gathering, of which Moka Smart City was a proud sponsor.