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Connected Parking Hackathon
Wed 15 February 2017, 09:00 – 18:00 GMT
‘Smart Cities - Connected Parking’ by Westminster City Council, Department for Transport and Impact Hub Westminster
by Westminster City Council, Department for Transport and Impact Hub Westminster
Ignite innovative solutions to make parking more connected in Westminster and beyond. Create a prototype for your idea to showcase at our Demo Day on 21st February 2017 - and potentially win a cash prize of £300!
The Need & Opportunity
The diverse nature of Westminster and its multiple users creates high demand for the limited parking space available; city-wide parking occupancy averages levels of more than 70%, and often in excess of 80% in the West End. The associated problems of congestion and poor air quality are often compounded by the time taken for motorists to find parking as they drive around the city searching for availability.
Whilst our city holds many great challenges with regards to parking with the use of big data and emerging technologies we have the opportunity to find innovative solutions to tackle these challenges and to come up with practical concepts for a smarter, greener city by devising solutions to tackle the problems of congested roads, underutilised parking, limited community interaction, and air pollution.
Westminster City Council in association with the Department for Transport and Impact Hub Westminster will be holding a Smart Cities - Connected Parking Hackathon to work with YOU to co-create new ideas and concepts to solve real-world problems created by current parking environments and driver behaviour. During this 1-day Hackthon we will provide parking and transport open data, but are not looking for technical development of these ideas or any coding. The session is designed to be interactive, with the use of human design principles and your concepts to worked through to a paper or virtual design to be presented to a judging panel.
The Winning Idea
The winning idea will be taken forward to be presented to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and to Local Authorities on 21st February 2017. Here the winning team can further pitch the solution to interested parties to further develop and/or invest in turning their solution into a scalable and impactful reality.
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