MOBILITY DATA HUB
Identify and promote sustainable mobility solutions based on in-depth analysis of data generated by mobility solutions.
As part of the Mobility Data Hub component of Montréal en commun, the Fabrique des Mobilités Québec wants to support the city of Montréal in its ability to become an open territory (data, IT tools, resources, infrastructures, etc.) in order to stimulate the innovation ecosystem, and especially startups, in a sandbox approach.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES, EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS OF THE ECOSYSTEM
The objective of the project stakeholders was to create a data hub in order to identify and promote sustainable mobility solutions based on an in-depth analysis of the data collected. The aim of this data hub was to qualify, share and valorize mobility data.
The objectives and sub-objectives of the Mobility Data Hub project were therefore the following:
- Build a common vision for the Mobility Data Hub,
- Identify the expectations of the ecosystem with regard to a Data Hub project,
- Formalize a work process and a common governance.
EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS OF THE ECOSYSTEM
The aim of the Mobility Data Hub was to collect and standardize a wide variety of data, including travel data, vehicle inventories, mobility events and official statistics. These data were intended to meet specific needs.
On the performance side, the Data Hub was to receive and collate the above data in a “performance measurement” section. This was to produce indicators for monitoring mobility. Data collection and analysis would be automated as much as possible, allowing for faster results.
DATA ENHANCEMENT PILOT PROJECT
Through its work on a Mobility Data Cluster, the Fabrique des mobilités Québec is helping the City of Montreal to become an open territory (data, IT tools, resources, infrastructure, etc.) to stimulate the innovation ecosystem, using a sandbox approach.
The aim of the project’s stakeholders is to identify and promote sustainable mobility solutions (integrated, auto-solo reduction, shared mobility, neighborhood mobility…) based on in-depth analysis of the data generated by mobility solutions. In order to discover and implement these solutions, Montréal en Commun wishes to enable mobility players to act in an approach based on business evidences, stemming from data and its valorization, i.e. any solution that would increase the value of data from an organizational, technical, social, political and economic point of view.
POST-MORTEM OF THE MOBILITY DATA PLATFORM
The first version of the Pôle de données had its ups and downs, as one of the major players in the project left the Montreal project with its assets.
Nonetheless, we were able to gather useful data for the development of the initial version of the project. Its positive and negative elements are intended to provide an overview of the potential reasons why the initial project failed, as well as the reasons why the initiative is still relevant today.
After gathering and analyzing this data, we were able to identify 4 new guiding principles for the future of the project:
Ensure compliance with the City of Montreal’s data charter
Produce and use technological and knowledge commons
Integrate repeated work, through experimentation and execution in symbiosis with partners to deliver value
Demonstrate compliance with the City of Montreal’s
These 4 principles, the application of agility and collaboration will drive the rest of this project and guide our new action plan for the second version of the data hub.
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