Challenge 3 - Active Transport

This challenge is currently in the Proof of Concept stage. Veitch Lister Consulting has been selected to progress their solution.

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About the Active Transport Challenge

Collectively known as “active transport”, walking and bike riding provide multiple benefits for communities, including cleaner local environments, healthier lifestyles and travel cost savings.

In this challenge, we asked the emerging technology sector to respond to this challenge:

How might we use data and technology to better understand active transport in NSW and make evidence-based decisions to support adoption and mode shift?


We sought solutions to better understand how people move across NSW and encourage more people to walk and bike ride in NSW.

More detailed information on the challenge can be found in the Active Transport Challenge brief.

Active Transport Challenge brief


How does the Innovation Challenge run?

The Smart City Innovation Challenge has three phases. Each phase is competitive, and not all applicants will proceed through each phase.

Phase 1 – Pitchfest: August 2023

Applications outlining a proposed solution to the challenge will be assessed against clear criteria. The judging panel selects up to 10 applicants to present their proposed solution at a Pitchfest event.

Phase 2 – Feasibility study: September – November 2023

The pitches are assessed, with up to 3 successful applicants entering into funding agreements for up to $50,000 to conduct a feasibility study over two months in partnership with the NSW Government.

Phase 3 – Proof of concept: February 2024 – February 2025

Feasibility studies are assessed, with the potential for 1 applicant to enter into a contract for up to $1 million to develop the concept further i.e. proof of concept or trial, for up to 12 months.

All timelines are indicative and are provided as a guide only. Participants will be notified by the NSW Government about any changes to target dates during the Smart City Innovation Challenge program.

Further information about the challenge process, including eligibility and assessment criteria can be found in the Smart City Innovation Challenges guidelines (PDF, 965.58 KB).