Transport in the future city
StartFriday 30th May 2014
EndSunday 1st June 2014
Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Rd Glasgow G3 8RS
The final hackathon in the Future Hacks series brings together elements from the previous three hackathons. Issues around public safety, energy and health are all relevant within the transport theme.
The effective and enjoyable movement of people through the city has positive implications from economic, social and environmental perspectives. Often between 30% and 60% of the city’s geographical landscape is devoted to transportation (including roads, train stations, railway tracks, off-street parking for cars).
Public urban transit presents many complex challenges. The most important transport problems often occur in urban areas and take place when transport systems, for a number of reasons, cannot satisfy the various requirements of city mobility.
Some problems are: traffic congestion and parking difficulties; longer commuting; difficulties for non-motorized transport; loss of public space; environmental impacts and energy consumption; accidents and safety, among several more. Productivity in the urban context depends on the efficiency of transport systems – can you help Glasgow develop a future-ready transportation system?