Looking for opportunities to improve the air quality by public transport.
The Challenge with De Lijn
The climate clock is ticking relentlessly. By 2030, all together we should produce 35% less CO2 emissions compared to 2005. Meanwhile, fine particle levels measured by city sensors are off the charts.
Mobility undeniably has a significant role to play in our combined efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and improve the quality of the air we breathe. Technological evolutions such as autonomous, electrical and hybrid vehicles will majorly impact the evolution of mobility in our cities. In addition, new mobility concepts and responsibilities will emerge and be deployed. By 2030, the mobility landscape will change, for the better, and public transport providers like De Lijn are committed to be part of it.
In a comprehensive effort to green its fleet, the yellow-white public transport provider aims to operate fully electrically by 2025. It thereby accommodates the introduction and development of Low Emission Zones, as part of a larger ‘modal shift’.
At Hack Belgium, De Lijn challenges you to come up with ideas to improve the quality of our air, involving combined efforts of public transport providers, local governments and citizens. What technologies, mobility concepts and infrastructure can support this modal (and mind) shift?
De Lijn is currently building a MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) ecosystem and wants to collaborate with Hack Belgium to meet, connect and collaborate with startups, developers and organisations that build mobility solutions in the Belgian Market.
To the team (start-up, developer or mobility provider) that provides a valuable solution to the challenge, De Lijn will offer dedicated support in Business Development. How this follow-up support will take shape, will appear at the Life After Hack Belgium.
Create Your Solution To The Challenge
If you’re keen to work on this challenge, do make sure to attend the Ideation Workshops “On-Demand Mobility Services” and the “Mobility Data and You” in Huddle 2 as well as the Mobility Round-up Session on Day 1.
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Make sure to also have a talk with Paul Theyskens, Business Ecosystem Innovator at De Lijn and Mobility Theme Expert at Hack Belgium. And of course, don’t forget to pull the sleeve of Imre Kêseru. He is your Mobility Curator at Hack Belgium and your lead expert, connector and coach throughout the 3 day event.
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About the Mobility Societal Theme
We’re the so-called crossroads of Europe but the movement of goods and people is increasingly hobbled by congestion. Transport is also responsible for 20% of our total greenhouse gas emissions, it shortens our lives through air pollution and it kills more than 700 people a year through road accidents. Radical ideas for transport are required!
Visit the Mobility Societal Theme page
My Journey page to learn more on how you should organise your 3 Days. Lots of other Ideation, business, design and technology workshops to pick. Don’t forget to also visit the Experience Zone.