A fictional story featuring Ariadna

Ariadna is a young teenage student from Barcelona. She is pursuing a promising career as a future scientist at the city’s faculty of biology, and so her daily mobility routine involves taking public transport from home to university in the morning, and viceversa after classes. Fortunately, the range of mobility options at disposal for Ariadna is very broad, and so every day she decides on-the-go which is the most suitable, fastest combination of modes, whether it is bus, metro, tram, shared electric bike, etc. by checking what’s on store for her using her GALILEO-enabled smartphone, which timely shows her available intermodal combinations to reach her destination, while providing her a superior level of confidence as she can check very precisely how “her” bus is approaching her actual location, or even call one on-demand. Ariadna shares an apartment with other fellow students in the outskirts of the city, and her faculty is in downtown Barcelona; therefore, her commute always has different legs, which is far from being an issue for her, because she can seamlessly and reliably exchange modes, as information is extremely comprehensive thanks to the accuracy of location data (even though the faculty is located in an area where urban canyon effect used to be an issue, but not anymore since GALILEO has been broadly incorporated by public transport operators in the area, and embraced by end users like Ariadna).