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2018 'Banksia Ignite' Carpooling Challenge

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 29 October 2018 (AEDT).

2018 Banksia Ignite Carpooling Challenge

Transurban is partnering with the Banksia Foundation to identify innovative carpooling ideas.

Transurban manages and develops urban toll roads in Australia and in North America. As part of its Sustainability Strategy, Transurban supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Of particular focus to Transurban is the UN goal SDG11 relating to ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, which seeks to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Every day we hear or experience firsthand how Australian cities are buckling under the weight of congestion. Sydney’s congestion is now worse than New York’s, despite being home to almost half as many people. And yet during Sydney’s peak hour, it’s been reported that nearly three quarters of all cars driven by city workers are carrying just one person. Could the solution to our congestion woes be staring us in the face… right there in the empty seat next to you on your drive to work?

For its Banksia Ignite Challenge, Transurban wants to generate ideas that will significantly increase the use of carpooling on toll-roads. Carpooling presents a massive opportunity for cities to reduce congestion and carbon emissions, and make it easier and cheaper for people to get around.

Transurban is offering $15,000, with two runner-up prizes of $5,000 each. Transurban will choose one or more of the solutions to develop into a proof of concept, and potentially even pilot, and implement it. 

Think you have a solution to the Transurban 2018 Banksia Ignite SDG Challenge?

Download an Application Kit now to find out more about entering! Entries close October 29th.


NOTE: applications for this challenge are being accepted on the website of our partner, the Banksia Foundation,. This SmartyGrants page is for information only. Please go to the Banksia Foundation site for more information and to apply.