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Reducing congestion by improving social cohesion

10 Apr 2017

Public Transport Victoria has partnered with Resilient Melbourne to invite creative  ideas from Australia and around the world to address transport congestion and make the experience of travelling more socially fulfilling.

The Citymart Open Innovation Challenge calls upon the minds of problem solvers, entrepreneurs, technology developers, artists and creative thinkers  to address key challenges in the world’s most liveable city.

Entries will be assessed by a Challenge Panel of industry, government and academic leaders who all have strong connections to Melbourne.

The Challenge Panel includes leaders from Public Transport Victoria, Victorian State Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, RMIT University, Infrastructure Victoria, VicRoads, RACV, Foundation for Young Australians, Committee for Melbourne and the City of Melbourne’s Smart City Office.

This panel will select a winning entry and then work with them to help realise their solution.

PTV CEO Jeroen Weimar said the challenge was a great opportunity to recognise innovation within the community.

“I’d encourage people from all parts of our community to take this opportunity to think about how we can draw on the strengths of our diverse communities and geographies to make a stronger, better transport system,” Mr Weimar said.

“Part of that is finding ways to make our transport system smarter and more accessible for people who use it every day. PTV is improving travel by upgrading tram stops and rolling out technology such as real-time updates.”

The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge is a key action in the Resilient Melbourne strategy which looks to make metropolitan Melbourne and its diverse communities more viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous.

Entries are now open and will close on 23 June, 2017. For more information or to participate in the challenge, visit:

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