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Bristol Journey Times - Data Competition
Thu 27 April 2017, 10:30 – 13:30 BST
Join our data competition to better understand traffic congestion in the city of Bristol and compete for a cash prize of £1000 and two runner-ups will get £250
Traffic congestion is a significant problem in Bristol, substantially affecting quality of life and economic activity. While the increasing popularity of Bristol as a place to live and work is of course brilliant news, it is likely to put even more pressure on the city’s already stretched transport networks.
What better way of understanding congestion than to use open data? Bristol City Council’s Innovation Team and the University of Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute jointly challenge you to combine data available from Open Data Bristol and external resources to answer questions such as:
How weather patterns influence traffic load?
Is there seasonal variation in journey times?
If car journey times are bad, how does this affect alternative modes of transport?
Is traffic bad at specific locations at specific times of the day?
Can congestion data link with sentiment mapping?
How do large city events / festivals affect congestion?