Streets of the Future – a Streetsblog & Streetfilms Party

Mark your calendar! Streetsblog and Streetfilms are throwing a party on November 17, and if you’ll be in New York, we’d love to see you there. City Council Member Brad Lander will be the featured speaker as we celebrate the livable streets victories of the past year and look ahead to 2012. Stay tuned for more details and ticket information. Streets of the Future: A Benefit Read more…

Waiting for the Bus Watercooler

Its been a bus-y week in the world of bus issues and here’s some stories that have kept us OpenPlans’ers chatting. AC Transit Alameda Contra Costa has opened their bus schedule, bus route, bus stop and schedule data availableto developers  Check it out. This website for shop owners along the B63 – uses our tracking Read more…

OpenBag: Dan Melton from Code For America

Dan Melton the Chief Technology Officer at Code for America stopped by OpenBag last week. Imagine Doctors Without Border equipped with ergonomic keyboards instead of scalpels. Its like the Peace Corps without the international airfare and the dust.  Code for America connects our city and state governments with developers and programmers. Their annual crew of fellows build code and API’s for Read more…

Mark Gorton speaks at “Pavement Politics: Times Square and the Changing Face of New York’s Streets” 9/19 @ 7pm

  This program will give an overview of the history of public space advocacy in New York City in the context of the recent pedestrian-oriented redesign of Times Square. OpenPlans Founder and Chairman Mark Gorton will join Ethan Kent, Vice President of the Project for Public Spaces, Gwendolyn Wright, professor of architecture at Columbia University, and Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives for a lively discussion Read more…

Iconathon links

All the links from Frank’s Iconathon slides today. Civic Works OpenPlans Transportation Our open source projects Uncivil Servants Bus Time Fix City TransportationCamp OpenTripPlanner Hack with the Mobility Lab Stay in touch!