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GovHack 2016- Journey Planning

Submitted on Wednesday, 27th July - 8.06.

This is a challenge for GovHack 2016. Entry details on  Hackerspace from 7.00pm Friday 29  July 2016

The challenge

How do I discover travel options that suit my needs (choice before travelling)

Victoria is growing at a rapid pace and is currently undertaking many significant infrastructure projects to improve the flow of traffic and Public transport.  Access, timeliness, effectiveness and ease of use of transportation options are important to quality of life.

VicRoads and PTV are committed to improving travel conditions for Victorians and providing safe and reliable journeys, this includes enabling travel choice that integrate all modes and options.

Teams should consider:

  • Factors will impact selected travel choice (knowing what could influence my plans whilst travelling)
  • Choice of mode (train, tram, bus, bicycle, motor vehicle)
  • Choice of route ( eg: scenic routes, environmentally friendly route, less crash-prone route, fastest route etc)
  • Costs associated with travel
  • Integrated travel mode (e.g car and train)Shared transport  (e.g car pooling, uber etc)

What are we attempting to achieve?

Create a seamlessly coordination of travel information, that will empower travellers to have greater choice, and an increase in reliability and predictability of journeys across multiple modes of travel.

Feature Data


PTV timetable API

Train Station bike storage

Tram Stops

Train Stations

Vic Map Bike path

Crashes last five years

Heavy vehicle

Speed zones

Bridge structures on freeways arterial roads

Principal Bicycle Network

Strategic Cycling Corridor

Traffic Signals

Traffic Volume for Freeways and Arterial Roads

Challenge owner

This is a joint challenge from PTV and VicRoads

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) aims to improve public transport in Victoria by ensuring better coordination between modes, facilitating expansions to the network, auditing public transport assets, promoting public transport as an alternative to the car.
VicRoads plans, develops and manages the arterial road network and delivers road safety initiatives and customer focused registration and licensing services. VicRoads aims to help provide Victorians with safe and easy connections to the people and places that matter most to them.

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