City of Vancouver turns to tech to help ease traffic congestion

The City of Vancouver is hoping technology can help ease congestion and is enlisting the help of strategists, designers, technologists and transportation professionals to participate in a three-day collaborative workshop.

“Hackathon decode congestion” asked participants to work in teams to develop a data-based solution that will improve the city’s transportation network…

The top three ideas at the Hackathon get cash prizes. First place gets $5,000, second place gets $2,000 and third place walks away with $500.

Last year’s Hackathon, which focused on safety, resulted in one of the teams signing a contract with the city to develop an app for safe walking routes to school.