City Data Hack
16-18 March 2018, London
I participate this hack, as part of my final project research in active travel
How can travel plans be brought into the 21st century and
become more useful for planners, developers and building managers?
TfL and others are looking to improve how travel plans work.
At present, many travel plans are unambitious, formulaic PDFs, which are ill-suited to specific sites and types of development and ineffective for increasing walking, cycling and public transport in the real world.
We want to find new ways of developing, using and monitoring these plans. London is changing and people's lifestyles and behaviours towards transport are changing – we want to make sure that travel plans can be effective across different parts of London and different types of development.
In order to get them right, it's important to have good data and to understand the impact they are achieving over time, so that we can adapt them and apply what we learn to other developments.
Critically, a data-driven solution is needed to set site-specific targets, which are unique to each property development; otherwise TfL cannot secure money from the property developer to fund travel plan initiatives!
48-hours with the help of over 60 participants, 10 teams, 30 mentors, 9 partnering organisations,
100 customised name tags, many almond croissants, 850 tweets, 1.5m twitter impressions, countless hours of sacrificed sleep. We’re in awe of the experience and idea-collision we curated for people in one great weekend at the Urban Innovation Centre.