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Fitzgerald in the field.

NYC’s Department of Transportation is using OpenPlans’ Street View Comments tool to gather public feedback along Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. This is the first public use of our Street View-based tool, known as Fitzgerald. Using the DOT portal, residents of Bay Ridge can add annotations to the Street View imagery of Fourth Avenue. These comments Read more…

Transportation Camp South 2013 is coming up – Feb 9, 2013

Transportation Camp is coming to Atlanta on February 9, 2013. The sixth Transportation Camp to date and the first to be held in the Southern U.S., TranspoCamp South will bring together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for a day of learning, debating, connecting, and creating. The event will run from Read more…

What is a “legible” city?

Presenting at NYU’s Rudin Center (slides here), I used the notion of “legibility” to frame our work building citizen/passenger-facing systems like MTA Bus Time, Shareabouts, and OpenTripPlanner here at OpenPlans. I actually borrowed the notion from The Center for Urban Pedagogy, though I approach the process with a slightly different toolset. Legibility imagines the city Read more…

Goodspeed Update

Can Technology ‘Transform’ Cities and the Lives of the Poor? Recently OpenPlans and foundation collaborative Living Cities published a “field scan” of how the use of digital technologies and social media “has the potential to transform cities and the lives of their low income residents.” via Goodspeed Update 12/17/12

Get ready for Transportation Camp DC this weekend!

Hi TranspoCampers! TransportationCamp DC 2013 is upon us. We hope you’re as excited as we are: come fired up to talk and learn about improving mobility, information design methods, transit, walking, bike share systems, and much more. As you probably know, TransportationCamp is an unconference. If you’re wondering what that actually means, check out a primer Read more…