Celebrating 450 Streetfilms. And many morrrrrrre…

Streetfilms has produced 450 films in nearly 6 years!  O, the places they’ve been, the experts they’ve interviewed, the vibrant street life they’ve captured, the ideas they’ve explored. Figuring it was time to celebrate, the Streetfilms team produced this sassy 2012 promo celebrating all that and more with this a/v wonder featuring the many dozens Read more…

Transportation agencies – Trying to liberate your data?

Are you looking to open your transportation agency's data? Getting Started with Open Data provides the how-to, why-to, and other useful resources for opening transportation and related data. The guide was spearheaded by Sarah M. Kaufman at the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. OpenPlans Transportation's Jeff Maki contributed to the effort The guide answers the questions that will arise Read more…

Museum Quality Films – Streetfilms included in “Activist NY” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

Streetfilms is going to NYC’s Museum Mile.  One of the earliest Streetfilms, “The Case for a Car-free Central Park”, is a part of the “Activist NY” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.   The exhibit is up now through the summer and focuses on the works of NYC Activists whose work has changed the course Read more…

b-roll: Naama thinks about outreach tools for NYC’s Community Boards

Here at OpenPlans, we’re thinking of ways to support aspirational citizen engagement in urban planning. Wouldn’t it be great to give residents an opportunity to initiate planning projects in their neighborhood? Voice their opinion on City plans? Influence the allocation of funds to their community? Contribute to the overall quality of life in their community? Read more…

Watercooler: Robotic Movements

Just hours from the Memorial Day weekend, the cacophony of  horns emanates from snarled traffic creeping across Canal and Broome Streets to the Holland Tunnel. On Lafayette St., fire trucks pass the congestion via the bike lane, bikes pass the congestion in the car lanes and cars pass the time by blowing their horns.  Memorial Day Read more…

OpenTripPlanner Deployer launches

***update 1/8/12: OpenTripPlanner Deployer is currently down. We’re working on migrating it to a new host. OpenPlans Transportation is pleased to announce the preliminary launch of OTP Deployer, the first fully automated deployment and hosting platform for OpenTripPlanner. It is available for public use at  http://deployer.opentripplanner.org The purpose of OTP Deployer is to make the Read more…

b-roll: what we’re working on at OpenPlans

Welcome to a new feature series here on the OpenPlans blog – over the coming months, you’ll be able to catch updates from the OpenPlans team. We’ll be giving you updates on in-progress work across our projects, straight from the soundstage floor. On the spool soon: Aaron Ogle on mapping bike share, Naama Lissar on new Read more…

Let’s take a walk down Change Street

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already interested in planning and neighborhood issues. You already know that your DOT installs bike racks and the Parks Dept takes care of street trees. Streetswiki is already in your bookmarks, right next to your watch list of local meetings courtesy of Meeting Matters. But not everyone  has Read more…