The Intersection of Innovation and Safety Will Save Lives!
Fairfax County is partnering with Smart City Works and Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on the Pitch and Pilot: Fairfax County Innovation Challenge, a competition where teams and companies propose high-impact solutions to address bicycle and pedestrian safety. The goal of the Challenge is to find, and ultimately pilot, innovative solutions to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Fairfax County’s increasingly multimodal transportation landscape. Registration is now open, and the competition will conclude with a public pitch contest on April 21st .
The Challenge is open to all participants who are passionate and focused on improving bicycle and pedestrian safety in Northern Virginia (NOVA) and the greater DC metropolitan region. All teams—from college students and start-ups to entrepreneurs and technologists, are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in and encouraging women- and minority-led technology teams/ ventures to apply.
The winning team will have an opportunity to pilot their solution in Fairfax County, Virginia’s largest county.
This competition dovetails with Fairfax County’s Active Transportation Program which aims to improve quality of life and reduce reliance on single-occupant vehicles through development of a connected multi-modal transportation system with sidewalks, trails and on-road bicycle routes. Innovative solutions, like those from the Challenge, will help further Fairfax County’s goals.
To learn more about the Challenge and to register, visit: https://www.smartcityworks.org/fairfax-innovation-challenge/