Dear bicycle and pedestrian advocacy partners:
As you’re aware, approximately 500 Coloradans die in road accidents every year; and bicyclists and pedestrians account for 12% of these tragic fatalities. In our work Towards Zero Deaths, I’m excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation is launching the RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge. This effort is designed to address the unique safety needs of bicyclists and pedestrians.
The RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge is a partnership with the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN)’s Imagine Colorado in an endeavor to utilize innovative technology to improve the state’s transportation system. This Challenge is asking entrepreneurs, idea makers, communities and others to develop inventive technological solutions to protect bicyclists and pedestrians in Colorado. A total of $500,000 will be awarded to winners of the Challenge.
Here’s how it works:
The RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge is open to all Coloradans over the age of 18 who want to submit ideas either individually or in teams. The Challenge consists of two tracks designed to not only solicit great ideas, but also actionable concepts.
Track One, Idea-thon:
Track Two, Do-athon:
The call for proposals opens today and all entries must be submitted through Imagine Colorado via https://www.imagineco.us/en/challenge/roadx-bicycle-pedestrian-challenge. Proposals may be submitted in English or Spanish. All proposals are due February 27, 2017. Finalists will be selected on March 31, 2017. To learn more about RoadX, visit https://www.codot.gov/programs/roadx.
We’re looking forward to seeing Colorado’s most innovative ideas and helping transform Colorado’s transportation system into one of the safest and most reliable for all users. I encourage you to share this information with others and to participate in this creative Challenge.
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