The City of Columbus recently announced the release of its SmartCity Playbook. The Smart Columbus Playbook will the City’s platform for sharing what they are doing, what they have learned and how other cities can do it, too. Through this Playbook, Smart Columbus will track wins—and as important, challenges— of its program.
As the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded $50 million in grant funding to test intelligent transportation services, new mobility service models and new behavior.
According to the press release:
Our goal is to share everything—including contracts, program materials, presentations, white papers, videos, webinars and data. The assets available for your use — if you see materials and information that can jumpstart your smart programs and initiatives or inform your research, then take it! Everything is downloadable and customizable.
We will also include stories about the journey to becoming a smart city, and lessons from our partners who have worked alongside us to engage our residents and improve quality of life, safety, sustainability and economic growth in our city through smart mobility.
By the end of 2020, we hope to educate one million city officials, policy makers, business leaders and influencers on the Smart Columbus successes and challenges.
The playbook can be found at https://smart.columbus.gov/playbook/
Also of note, Columbus is looking to reduce drive alone trips by 10%. As a part of this goal, the city produced a report analyzing the regions commuting patterns and opportunities. The report can be found here: