Uber is an organisation that has made serious commitments to playing their part in tackling the climate crisis. This challenge, developed in collaboration with Uber, focuses on the issue of emissions and congestion in Wolverhampton caused by a high use of private vehicles.
The challenge is to come up with a solution that creatively helps the general public engage with all of the new and abundant ways to get around the city of Wolverhampton. Your solution could be anything from a platform to a game and anything in between.
In July 2019, City of Wolverhampton Council became the first local authority in the Black Country to declare a Climate Emergency. This involved making a number of commitments, most notably to make the City of Wolverhampton Council carbon neutral by 2028 and to work with partners across the city and region to work towards a net carbon zero future.
Find out more about City of Wolverhampton Council’s climate initiatives.
According to the 2019 Air Quality Annual Status Report (ASR) carried out by City of Wolverhampton Council, the main air quality issues in Wolverhampton relate to emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from road traffic. The areas most affected are close to busy roads, junctions and parts of the city centre, particularly where the traffic is congested, the roads are narrow, or there is a high proportion of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
When submitting your ideas businesses can apply on their own or in collaboration with another business. To apply to the challenge, a lead applicant must write a topline idea in response to the challenge above and provide links to existing work and experience. When applying as a collaborative proposal (two businesses), only the lead applicant needs to submit an application. Both partners must be registered businesses in the West Midlands.