Take part in the Jean Golding Institute Bristol Journey Times Data Competition

10 Apr, 17 by Kevin O'Malley
Event Details
27 april 1030-1330
Carpenter room, Student Union Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd Bristol BS8 1LN
Event Info

The  Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol are holding a data competition to better understand traffic congestion in the city of Bristol.  There will be cash prizes of £1000 for the winner and two runner-ups will get £250.

Traffic congestion is a significant problem in Bristol, substantially affecting quality of life and economic activity. We want to see Open Data used to better understand this issue.  The Council’s City Innovation Team and the University of Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute invite data enthusiasts and advocates to combine data 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?

To sign up for this free event visit the eventbrite page.

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