Even with the added complications of COVID-19 on our professional and personal lives, we are thrilled to announce that there were 10 professional and seven student entries for the ITE Micromobility Sandbox Design Competition.
Each submission captured the attention of the judges with their innovation, understanding of impacts, and applicability not only to Las Vegas, NV, USA, but also to another location of their choosing. After thoughtful discussion among our panel of judges, four finalists have been chosen to present their solutions at a program at the Annual Meeting and Exhibition on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Congratulations to the University of Southern California and Ryerson University who are the finalists in the student competition, and Toole Design and Stantec, the finalists in the professional competition. The finalists provided a great display of diversity and innovation in their solutions that the judges referred to as dynamic and fun designs with great safety elements and scaled delivery versatility.
This all sets up an exciting interactive program for the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition where each team will present their solutions to the judges and audience and one winner from each category will be announced at the Power Plenary on August 6, 2020.
We want to thank all of the teams who participated and made this competition so dynamic: AECOM, Sanderson Stewart, Walker Consultants, Michael Baker International, Arcadis, Ratio Consultants, Snyder and Associates, University of Kansas, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Tennessee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.
Shape the Future of the Urban Landscape
Cities are being challenged by a growing number of micromobility options that are changing the way we need to look at mobility within our downtowns. Demand on curb space is increasing. Traditional uses such as parking, package delivery, and pick-up/drop-off is now competing with the desire to incorporate bike lanes, shared bike and e-scooter storage as well as non-transportation uses as sidewalks cafes, rain gardens, and parklets.
Moreover, new micromobility options (e.g., scooter, e-bikes) are bringing a new set of challenges. Due to the limited right-of-way, cities must face with accommodating all users.
Held in conjunction with the Joint ITE International and Southern District Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the goal of ITE Micromobility Sandbox Design Competition is to identify innovative solutions where current and future micromobility can co-exist with both faster and slower moving options.
The Challenge: Form a team to develop innovative design solutions that can best accommodate the range of users of urban rights-of-way, including current and future micromobility options. The competition focuses on a three-block section in Las Vegas, NV USA on Bridger Avenue from Casino Center Boulevard to Las Vegas Boulevard.
Deadline for submissions has been extended to April 19.
The ITE Micromobility Sandbox Design Competition is sponsored by:
ITE Consultants Council
ITE Industry Council
ITE Public Agency Council