RECYCLANE - Circular plastic bike-lane production

Call title:
Fast Track to innovation
Types of partners sought
Partner one profile: a company or a research centre experienced in the field of trasport, urban issues and infrastructure, NOT in Spain. Role in the project: to design the pieces of the system and validate them. it will be in charge of the quality and homologation process of the system.Besides, it will develop the life cycle analysis of the new system. Partner two profile: Construction company with experience in the field of transport, urban issues and infrastructure. NOT in Spain.Role in the project: This participant will provide design parameters and specifications for the system. Besides, they will carry out the engineering calculation and design of the system, the pilot implementation and the validation in real field.

The main objective of this project is to develop and commercially launch a new modular bike lane made of recycled materials (polypropylene, elastomers, and fibers) that satisfy all current infrastructure needs with no maintenance, a long life time and being cost competitive. Besides, our development will highly contribute to the European Union Circular Economy Action Plan.

Its expected objectives are:

- To eliminate the difficulty of integrating a new lane in the cities or built new infrastructures.
- To contribute to the sustainable urban transport by implementing an extensive and coordinated cycle lane infrastructure, allowing an extremely efficient use of road space in any area. RECYCLANE  will be an efficient, fast, comfortable, safe and well-connected infrastructure.
- To decrease the construction times (by 70%) and facilitate the installation of cycle infrastructures.
- To prevent excavation damages derived from the installation of systems such as pipes, or electrical systems.
- To eliminate the maintenance costs associated to current bike lanes (36% of investments costs).ToTo solve the main problem derived from asphalt, which highly retains the heat. RECYCLANE will avoid the increasing of the temperature and consequently, the air contamination.
- To be accessible to more vulnerable groups: children, old population and disabled riders, through its adaptable design.

- To re-use postconsumed plastics as a valuable raw material, highly contributing to solve current economic and environmental problems derived from plastics and to the circular economy.

Deadline of the call:
Financial aspects:
EU funding levels are fixed at 70% of the eligible costs for industry participants and 100% for Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs). The indicative EU contribution per action is expected to be between €1 million and €2 million; In duly justified cases, an EU contribution of up to €3 million can be considered.