Transforming transport in the North of England
Using open data and innovation to unlock previously untapped potential in the transport system across the North of England. We work with organisations to deliver data driven projects, events, hackathons and workshops, and much more.
What we do
ODI Leeds: Transport can help you in four ways:
Open data events - We run our branded open data transport innovation events at our innovation space in central Leeds. We help to create and foster the community within transport around open data themes.
Consulting / data projects - We work with public and private organisations to help them deliver their data projects, big or small.
Innovation - We help organisations and collaboratives to deliver innovation projects and pilots.
Other ideas - We promote innovative uses and applications of open data in transport. We support business cases for those looking to invest in open data. And we act as a supportive campaign voice, influencing the industry to work in more open and collaborative ways.
Working with DfT, we hosted a series of events across the country to bring together the open data and transport community to look at the Bus Services Act.
Working with Transport for the North, TravelHack was a transport data hackathon where participants worked to find and fix the challenges facing the North.
After the success of TravelHack, a 'sequel' event was held to tackle a very specific challenge - fares data. How do we make it easier for operators and passengers alike.
Highways England approached us with an amazing amount of data and wanted to see who would use it, and how, to help tackle every day challenges like roadworks and congestion.
A tool that uses available bus and economic/social data to show how improvements to bus routes could be better for jobs and the economy.
Hack My Route
Prototyped at one of the first ODI Leeds hackathons, Hack My Route is a crowd-sourced map of cycle routes and more.
In 2017, the transport industry showed more interest than ever in open data and innovation, running events such as #Travelhack 1 & 2, #HighwaysHack, and Databus. So we've listened to the feedback and now we are pleased to announce 'ODI Leeds: Transport.'
ODI Leeds: Transport is brought to you by the ODI Leeds team. We've taken all the best bits you know and love about ODI Leeds, and focused it all on transport. We're passionate about improving transport in the north. Our team all live, work, and commute across the region, so we are very aware of the challenges and problems that passengers face on a daily basis. We already have an enthusiastic community of operators, local transport authorities, consultants, developers, passengers, and enthusiasts who all share the same objective of making the transport system across the North of England better.
If you have a project, question, idea or anything else about open data and innovation get in touch with us!