Demonstrate public collective transports benefits [updated nov29th]
Have open competitions to crowdsource artworks, infographics and get new creative ways on how to show the good benefits with riding on collective transports instead of each citizen driving alone in their own car.
Art competition, that is meant to proove with graphically, visually or artistically how public collective transport is in all ways far better than if each citizen have their own private car.
Demonstration on a bridge, comparing surface space
Lukas Krupinski, from the OpenPlanetIdeas
infographics, diagrams, charts, sculptures, 3D-installations, texts…
This could become an exhibition. in schools or art galleries or shopping malls or… just online, or a combination of many places.
Make local transport department sponsor the competition.
If any of the ideas is used by transport companies as promotion or as to implement in reality, they will be required to pay a fee, that is divided between this project and the individuals that sent in those ideas.
Perhaps some bicycle manufacturer or bus company wish to buy some of the designs.
Read some more background info about these ideas in an earlier "Vibrant-Cities"-Challenge:
Thanks to Lukas Krupinski for one of the photos above
Thanks to Arjan for finding this gem :
http://www.rwjf.org/en/blogs/new-public-health/2012/10/better_transportatio.html (scroll down for the full infographic)
How does your concept inspire collaboration between individuals, private sector organisations, and the government in an effort to create cleaner neighbourhoods?
anyone can volunteer and send in creative illustrations or photos. The idea is to promote and to improve collective transport system. Can increase awareness of the benefits. And can point a finger on the negative side effects of congestion and exhausts from private fossil-fuel-powered vehicles.
How might your concept be scaled in a way that creates even more connections between people?
firstly the design competition could be individual or you could be required to work in a team with strangers. Secondly the result of the whole idea will be to make some more people ride on public collective transport, to get more available connections.
How might you design a small experiment around your concept that would mobilise action?
I have no contact with art schools, design schools, architecture schools and so on, that might be the perfect starting point, to invite as the guinea-pigs to try out such a challenge.