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World’s First ‘Smart Street’ opens in London

London(July 5, 2017): The world’s first ‘Smart Street’ officially opened in London on Bird Street, nestled in the heart of the West End.

Bird Street has been transformed from a previously underutilised outdoor space located off Oxford Street, to a haven of calm where visitors can relax and enjoy an innovative shopping experience, showcasing the future of the high street.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a traffic-free shopping and dining experience in an
environment showcasing the latest in sustainable technologies.
Bird Street are partnering with a host of tech visionaries including Pavegen who manufactures an award-winning electricity and data generating flooring technology.
The UK company, based in King’s Cross and Cambridge, has installed a 10-square metre array which will initially power lights and bird sounds, and also provide an energy data feed.
 Joining Pavegen at Bird Street will be Airlabs’ ClearAir bench which removes nitrogen dioxide to create a zone of clean air. With the integration of these innovative technologies, Bird Street demonstrates the potential for more sustainable destinations in busy urban environments.
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