Posts tagged with 'mobile apps'
Friday Fun: Mapping Bloggers and Public Transportation
Friday Fun: Mapping Bloggers and Public Transportation
Maps are an important tool for visualizing data and space. New York City is blessed with one of the most comprehensive and well-designed maps of public transportation and biking.  The city is also home to a highly educated population, which ...
From Periphery to Center: Does Bike Redistribution Work?
From Periphery to Center: Does Bike Redistribution Work?
The Transport Politic‘s Yonah Freemark has been writing recently about the efficiency of bikesharing models that major cities around the world have been adopting. He focuses on the issue of redistribution. Bikesharing systems have opened in cities, such as Denver, Co.; ...
New Survey: Carless Options in San Francisco and Boston
New Survey: Carless Options in San Francisco and Boston
Latitude, a Boston-based research consultancy, is asking interested volunteers to forgo using their cars for a week in order to investigate how cities, transportation providers and technology encourages the use of alternative transport (i.e. biking, walking, ridesharing) in San Francisco ...
In London, Bike Sharing Just Got Even More Efficient
In London, Bike Sharing Just Got Even More Efficient
City University London’s School of Informatics uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to map in real-time the city’s new shared bike system, Barclays Cycle Hire, to help predict and document bike usage and availability at each of the system’s 400 planned ...
Getting the Youth of Today Involved in Public Transportation for Tomorrow
Getting the Youth of Today Involved in Public Transportation for Tomorrow
Informed and engaged young people are key to moving transportation issues forward, bringing future advocates, citizens and practitioners into the next wave of transportation issues and smart transportation planning. This is especially important considering that the majority of youth – 85 ...
Participatory Research as Path to Equitable Transportation
Participatory Research as Path to Equitable Transportation
One asset of urban communities is that there are a lot of people living in them, which means plenty of opportunities to garner input from diverse people for research purposes. There’s a method for this kind of qualitative and quantitative ...
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Riders will now be able to pay for public transportation and taxis in New York City and Los Angeles using cell phones or credit cards. Visa Inc. recently announced the new technology in a press release: “Transit agencies the world over ...
Social Networking for Safer Cycling
Social Networking for Safer Cycling
There’s safety in numbers. Biking through city streets as a lone cyclist is far different than biking among a pack of fellow commuters.  A community of like-minded street users feels safer. But what if it wasn’t just a chance occurrence ...
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Some of our perennial readers may remember Walk Score, which we wrote about back in 2007. The website ranks neighborhoods’ walkability on a scale of 0 to 100, based  on a complex, patent-pending, ever improving algorithm that awards points based ...
DCRider: New Transit App for the Masses
DCRider: New Transit App for the Masses
Last week, the Washington Post Co. released a new public transit iPhone app, DCRider. (If you don’t have an iPhone, you can also use DCRider on your computer: https://www.expressnightout.com/dcrider.) The free app features: Train times and Metro alerts: Find out ...
Mobile Apps Work to Make Walking Safer
Mobile Apps Work to Make Walking Safer
By now, the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving have been well-established. Nearly 30 percent of traffic accidents occur while people are talking or texting. But what about pedestrians and bikers? More and more, distracted pedestrians ...
Need a Cab in NYC? Use Weeels!
Need a Cab in NYC? Use Weeels!
Nope, it’s not a typo! We’re talkin’ about Weeels, a new online tool to help you “save time, save money, save energy and save space” by finding people to share a cab with you. Here’s how it works: First, you download ...
"Game Jams" for Healthier Kids in the U.S.
"Game Jams" for Healthier Kids in the U.S.
Michelle Obama’s team at the Let’s Move! campaign is on a roll this week. On the same day as the Childhood Obesity Task Force released its action plan to the President comes another exciting announcement: As part of the Apps ...
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
Earlier this month, the World Bank opened up its data and launched a new website – data.worldbank.org – where users will be able to browse and filter more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development indicators from World ...
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The British newspaper the Guardian has published an interactive tool on its website that allows the user to simulate different policies at the national scale for reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. The user can opt for any number of policies, ...
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