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Read some of the ideas submitted to the Open Innovation Competition 2019 for the theme 'safe mobility'.

She's a Crowd

3rd place, MAP Velocity and international prize winner

By Zoe Condliffe, Tess Guthrie and Georgia Johnson

"Research shows the number of men riding to work in the city is double that of women making the same trip" (Sally Capp, 2018).

We currently lack data specific to the female cycling experience. She's a Crowd will create a digital crowdsourcing map that allows female cyclists to input their experiences and access information to encourage them to exercise their right to cycle.


Finalist and Accenture prize winner

By Dylan Kendall, Martin Hedenstroem and Sonja Hedenstroem

There are hundreds of disruptions every year that could potentially threaten your safety. Finding information about these disruptions can be difficult and inaccurate.

Solution: A single application where all city disruption information is available in real-time on a single map using a consistent format and which also enables every member of the community to access their own personalised real-time advice.

SaferCity Guides


By Arq Group: Creative Director James Litjens, Innovation Lead Flora Wang, Mobile Developers Nathan Power, Aurelien Debarge and Justin Maciburko

Melbourne is one of the world's safest cities yet has the largest gender gap for feeling safe walking alone at night of any OECD country.

SaferCity guides people safely, and enables users to identify unsafe areas in real-time for council and police to address. It knows which streets are safest and when. Anywhere, anytime, on any smartphone.


By Mohsen Anaraki and Nick Nimorakiotakis

A mobile application that helps the user to walk and use public transport in the City of Melbourne. It navigates from one point to another based on the safest route at that given time.

This solution will allow users to give feedback on different routes and inform about their perception of safety and accuracy of the data presented to them.


By Ritam Roy Burman, Dhwani Mehta, Harish Copula and Subramanian Rajan

SafeKit intends to solve two important problems. First, people feel unsafe to navigate through streets with low lighting and don't have quick ways to inform police about their location in case of peril.

Second, motorists feel tense about road safety rules, especially with road disruptions, events, traffic congestion and bad weather conditions. They need to be more informed about road rules and safety.


By Dylan Kay, Blair Christensen and Lachlan Jacob

Tourists and travellers new to Melbourne need to rely on existing map applications to get around. Applications route their users based on the shortest path not the safest path.

Lumino is a next generation application that navigates users safely. It uses open data such as street lamp locations, real-time pedestrian counts, police station locations, PTV data sets and CLUE data to calculate smart routes that put users safety first.


By Richard Lipp

Guardian is a simple to use application that utilises open data to enable safe mobility through the city for everyone.

It enables people to map a safe route through the city, avoid dangerous areas, and keep loved ones informed of their location and safety status. It also ensures vulnerable people are empowered and have an added level of safety and reassurance wherever they go.

Comfort Cycling

By Ruta Kniukstaite

The Comfort Cycling application aims to provide a lower-stress cycling experience.

It helps to guide people within their current network, and provides council with qualitative data that can be translated into more efficient urban planning.

Light the Dark

By Meytar Givoni and Marta Cortafa-McCorkell

Women may feel unsafe walking around Melbourne CBD at night. Although some places are well lit, walking through dark spaces creates dangerous blind spots.

The goal of Light the Dark is to work with night businesses to transform these places and make them feel safer. The Light the Dark studio creates various sustainable soft lights and beautifies dark urban spaces, to encourage safe nighttime exploration and reduce light pollution.


By James Grose, Kristy Buchanan, Eliza Ackland and Isabella Wood

Safe solves the problem of helping people get home safely. The solution shifts the perception of safety from an individual responsibility, to a collective one. It empowers users to tap into their support networks as they navigate through Melbourne, while providing a framework for escalation in case of emergency.

Sick of rallying together after horrific events, Safe helps Victorians rally together to prevent them.

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