Join Cambridge Transport Hack to help tackle city congestion head-on (9&10 June, 2018)

May 17, 2018

Tackling congestion in our city is the challenge for this year’s Cambridge Transport Hack – but it’s not just for techies! Everyone can get involved, with some great prizes for the best ideas.

Organisers Cambridge Hack are calling for students, local residents, transport and environmental champions to work together over the weekend of 9th and 10th June to come up with innovative solutions to reduce congestion.

Hosted by University of Cambridge’s Institute of Manufacturing, the hack is an opportunity for teams to pool their local knowledge and creative skills, with access to the latest transport data sets to help develop their ideas and pitch them to the judges.

Judging will take place on Sunday afternoon and prizes include a Raspberry Pi 3B + kit including camera, Amazon vouchers and an expenses-paid trip to the Y4PT (Youth for Public Transport) Stockholm international hack final.

AstraZeneca, Raspberry Pi, Smart Cambridge and Greater Cambridge Partnership are among the supporters of this year’s Transport Hack, which is an increasingly popular approach to involving local people in problem-solving.

Dominic Bowles, of Cambridge Hack, said: “The hack aims to bring together a broad range of people who have a passion for improving our amazing city, and who will enjoy finding solutions to our congestion challenge in a fun and constructive way.”

It’s free to register, with refreshments and lunch are provided on both days.  Find out more and reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-transport-hack-summer-2018-tickets-42989539871