Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021

Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021

A vibrant community is one where all residents are empowered to pursue economic, health, and social well being. The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) recognizes the vital role transportation plays in all activities that support the empowerment of individuals across the board. Yet often community transportation systems lack the resources and/or strategies to provide the level of mobility to residents that they would like to.

NCMM’s Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021 grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, will support communities in seeking innovative ways to address the personal well-being of community members that face transportation barriers to recreation and physical activities, healthy food, personal safety, economic opportunity, or community and peer support opportunities. 

Meet the Teams:

Each team is comprised of a variety of stakeholders to bring in perspectives from every part of the community. Below are the four communities, and lead organizations, taking part in the Design Challenge 2021 and their focus question. 

Center for Trauma Counseling – Belle Glade, Florida 

How can we improve access to outpatient mental health counseling for low-income adults in Belle Glade, Florida?

Johnson County, Iowa

How can we improve access to affordable transportation for residents of Johnson County, IA who are experiencing barriers as they seek economic opportunities, including employment, education, and childcare?

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada – Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada 

How can we improve socialization and healthy food access for homebound individuals and persons with disabilities in Clark County through transportation and community support?

Sound Generations – Kirkland, Redmond, and Bellevue, Washington

How might we reduce social isolation and strengthen access to services by providing transportation to neighborhood destinations and support services for older adults living in Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland, especially immigrants, refugees, and those with low and moderate incomes?

Archived Webinars and Videos:

Project Pitch Session – April 30, 2022

The four Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021 grantees shared-out their chosen solution concepts, as well as learnings and challenges of the prototyping and assumption testing phases.

You can find the transcript here.

Solution Concept Share-Out

The four Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021 grantees shared-out their three solution concepts discovered during the idea generation phase as they prepare to move into the assumption testing phase.

Assumption Testing Explainer Video

This short video should be viewed by all team members. The explainer dives into the basics of assumption,tion testing and prototyping.

Kick-Off Webinar – October 1, 2021

In our first all-team webinar, we coved the basics of human-centered design, the timeline for the design challenge, and got to know the teams.

Pre-Application Webinar – May 27, 2021

The pre-application webinar covered performing the primary research necessary to complete the application and other important points for a complete application. 


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