Rethinking mobility for a more accessible Hobart
Micromobility has the potential to reduce Hobart’s congestion. Given Hobart’s topography and location of residential and retail precincts, our challenge is to understand which micromobility vehicles, routes and nodes would be beneficial to making the city quicker to navigate for the largest number of vehicle types and transport users.
While active transport is very popular in Hobart, large numbers of very short car trips tend to congest the streets and lead to increasing demands for parking lanes. We want to understand the potential effect of micromobility technologies, most likely in the form of electric scooters available to hire on Hobart’s traffic density.
Data is available to describe topography, distance between Hobart’s retail precincts, population density, estimated numbers of car trips, number of available parking spots etc. Scooter hire companies will provide details of scooter power, speed, accessible gradients, battery life etc. From this and other available data it should be possible to map the city into scooter-accessible zones and create estimates of trip times in the city. It should also be possible to estimate what effect each micromobility trip will have in reducing both car movements and parking requirements in the city.
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Other relevant documents:
City of Hobart – Transport Strategy
Hobart 2010 Public Spaces and Public Life
TomTom Hobart Traffic
Any relevant scooter data from scooter companies
Eligibility: Use one or more datasets from City of Hobart (CoH) Open data portal and ensure the submission relates to micromobility in Hobart.
Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.
CoH Trees - Significant Tree Locations
CoH Trees - with Set ID
The List Tasmania
Layer: Facilities Zoom in
LIST Topography and Relief:
LIST Cadastre and Administrative (Localities-Postcode):
City of Hobart Open Data
City of Hobart - Street Lighting (sample data)
City of Hobart - Street Lighting Costs
City of Hobart - Street Lighting Assets
City of Hobart - Road Formation
City of Hobart - Open Space Parks
City of Hobart Playground Locations
Energy use and generation:
City of Hobart - Contour 2m