My Bruce Highway anti-congestion scheme - this is a data story of cables and cars.
My idea is to use the new undersea internet cable and government support to get most of the cars off the Bruce Highway. I call it "Build it and they will come". My data shows that Bruce highway congestion can be broken into two main categories. My scheme has two steps. Step 1 gives the constructions workers local jobs so we get them off the highway now. Then step 2 mean the Brisbane workers can now work locally using the internet to connect to their employer so they wont need to travel anymore either. Then we can work to create new jobs so that kids like me can get a local job once we finish school. I worked out that this will prevent 65,000 tons of carbon emissions, reduce car costs by $246 million, give employees back 6.3million hours of time or allow them to earn an extra $250 million. And, of course, travelling south will become a lot easier.
More than apps and maps: help government decide with data
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