Four Types of Crowdsourcing in Transportation
Crowdsourcing by Transport Mode
Crowdsourced-transport.com is a project by Andrew Nash, a Vienna-based transport planner. Nash helps clients develop social media, serious games and crowd sourcing applications designed to improve cities and transport systems. For more about Andy see: andynash.com.
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The Boston area public transport operator MBTA held a competition during the summer to select an “endorsed” user application. The agency decided that having a single, full service app can provide a tremendous improvement in customer experience. The MBTA evaluated four apps: Transit App, Moovit, Swiftly and Moovel. In September 2016 the MBTA chose Transit App […]
The City of Oslo Norway has developed a fantastic app that blends gamification with reporting. The app, called Traffic Agent, is designed to enable children to identify and report transport problems they encounter while travelling to school. It’s such a great example I’ve added it to the Crowdsourced Streets page in two places: reporting and […]
radwende.de is a really neat project from Wiesbaden Germany. They use a GPS tracking app to crowdsource bike trips and then turn the information into a beautiful map you can hang on the wall. Of course they use the data too to help determine where people ride in the city to help planners improve bike […]
Chicago is installing sensors throughout the city in a project called Array of Things (AoT) to collect a wide variety of data. The sensor data will be provided to the public for analysis via the city’s open data policy. This is an excellent example of sharing data so residents can use it to help improve […]