During the Presentation Day and QHS Workshop held in the previous month, Oxford selected the Transport to Supermarkets pilot for the scale up. Building on the results of these activities, a Hack Day was then organised to develop the concepts that will serve to scale-up this intervention.
The Oxford Hack Day was held on 18 September in the Oxfordshire County Library and gathered representatives from the local Mobility Community.
The event started with a welcome and introduction. As a warm up activity, participants introduced themselves and said what had motivated them to come to the Hack Day. Following this, a brief introduction to the C4P project was given along with an in-depth description of the Transport to Supermarkets pilot and the analysis of the pilot undertaken at the QHS workshop.
Once all participants at the event were updated on the project, the co-creation activities started. Three main aspects of the scale-up have been discussed during the event. First, priority destinations for the transport services were identified for the scale-up catchment areas identified in the QHS workshop. Building on this, transport route proposals were developed connecting areas identified for scale-up to these priority destinations. Finally, monitoring priorities were developed.
For the first activity, the participants reviewed a list of possible areas the pilot could be scaled-up into that was developed at the QHS Workshop using the Ambition Ranking tool. Flip-chart sheets, each representing an area for scale-up (neighbourhoods and villages that lacked good public transport connections), were put up on walls around the room. Participants were challenged to walk around the room, discuss with each other, and write priority destinations for each of these locations.
The next co-creation activity focused on developing routes to connect areas identified for scale-up with priority destinations. Participants were divided into two groups—one to focus on routes that would best be provided through a more informal service and one to focus on routes that would best be provided through a more formal and frequent service. A route outline template wasused to define specific aspects of each route.
The co-creation activities used in the Hackday contributed to produce 7 possible community transport route proposals that were then circulated by email to event participants for review before being posted onto Your Priorities e-participation tool for comment and endorsement by the wider community.
We are one step closer to start the scale-up process!