RoadX Rules and Guidelines

The goal for the RoadX challenge is to solicit innovative technological solutions to protect bicyclists and pedestrians in Colorado. Anyone over the age of 18 can submit their ideas. CDOT employees are not eligible to submit ideas. You can submit an idea as an individual or as part of team, classroom, company or community.

There are two tracks:

Track 1: Idea-thon Submission of an innovative idea, up to 5 winners will be chosen with a prize of $10,000 each.

Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Concept - What is it?
  • Feasibility - Can you build it?
  • Adoption - Will people use it?
  • Scalability - Can you grow it?

Track 2: Do-athon Submission of an innovative idea and implementation of idea. Up to 5 finalists will be chosen and each will receive $75,000 to build a proof of concept. Finalists will have 8 months to further develop their idea and deploy it.

Finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Feasibility
  • Rapid deployment
  • Adoption by users
  • Scalability
  • Improvement of known safety issues
  • Preference to technology/community partnerships

The team who, in 8 months, can deploy the best working technology with 50 drivers, 50 bicyclists, and 50 pedestrians will receive $150,000 to continue the program. The runner up will receive $50,000 and third place will receive $25,000.

Participation Requirements:

  • All challenge participants will be required to register online here
  • All participants must complete the full idea submission process to be eligible to win cash prizes, which includes filling out the submission form and submitting a 5-page maximum word document that describes in detail the proposed technology that will improve bicycle and pedestrian safety. Participants may also choose to submit an optional video (no longer than 2 minutes) that describes their idea in addition to the word document.
  • Participants must agree to the challenge Terms and Conditions.
  • Participants can submit an idea for each track: idea-thon and do-athon, however, participants are only eligible to receive prizes in one track.
  • Participants can be ages 18 and up to submit an idea and win.
  • Participants can represent themselves or a consenting organization (i.e. a business, educational institution or other organization).
  • Optional supplemental video submissions will be collected via YouTube. Submissions must comply with the YouTube Community Guidelines. Entries that do not comply will be automatically disqualified. YouTube is not a sponsor of this challenge, and by participating in this challenge participants release YouTube from any and all liability related to this challenge.
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Judging Process and Panel


November 3, 2016Announcement
January 17, 2017Question, answer, and networking session
March 22, 2017Proposals due
April 28, 2017Selection