#MOVID19 was a hackathon implemented in the city of Bogota to develop creative mobility solutions with the aim of reducing the risk of COVID-19 contagion. The initiative was implemented by local and international organizations.
Problems and Purpose
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the German Cooperation Agency, GIZ, Datasketch, Despacio and other tech-based organizations along with the Bogota City Hall launched a 3-day hackathon in Bogota known as #MOVID19. Upon receiving access to open transport data, citizens were encouraged to develop creative mobility solutions aimed at reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and improving transport routes as well as access to public transport.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The winning team developed a digital platform that reroutes transport based on user demand and on health-workers' needs to commute from their house to hospitals. Another project highlighted the importance of providing free e-bikes for health workers, which was deployed after a private company donated them.