National Day of Civic Hacking 2018

Policy Design Camp

For this National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) we decided to try something a bit different. Instead of focusing on data and coding we instead focused on developing policy recommendations for dockless shared mobility devices. This unique design camp engaged members of our community in a discussion about how Chattanooga can benefit from dockless personal mobility devices like e-bikes, and e-scooters. It was an opportunity for users, advocates, technologists, designers, and local government staff to articulate our community’s goals for these disruptive devices and deliver some specific policy recommendations that maximize their benefit to the people and neighborhoods of our city.

Building With, Not For.

One of the central ideas of the event was that policy can be developed with the community as opposed to just for the community. It was great to have representatives from industry, government, and community all in the same room together. You can read the recommendations by checking out the slide deck below, starting on slide 35.