BusMeister is based on the idea that teaching people about a subject will help them have better improvement suggestions. The project consisted of:
- BusMeister Game – a serious game designed to engage people and teach them about public transport;
- Online educational resources – a wiki and website with information about improving public transport; and,
- BusMeister Forum – a Facebook-based website allowing people to suggest and discuss ideas for improving public transport in their city.
BusMeister won an innovation prize from the City of Vienna (with funding to help develop the prototype) and an honourable mention award in the US Transportation Research Board’s Communication with Jane and John Q. Public contest (2012). The game and applications worked well but needed a sponsor organization or a specific project to get traction.
Ringstrasse 150 – Ring Ride
Ringstrasse 150 is designed to generate ideas and increase support for better bike facilities on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. It consists of the RingRide mobile phone game and the Ringstrasse150.com website.
Ring Ride is a runner game taking players on an imaginary ride along Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse. Players must avoid obstacles including the Mozart Guy who jumps out in front of you. The game ends with a link to the Ringstrasse150.com website which tells users how to get involved in improving biking in Vienna.
Ringstrasse150.com – Ring Ride won an honourable mention award at the US Transportation Research Board’s Communicating Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public competition (2016). The project was launched in honour of the Ringstrasse’s 150th birthday in 2015.
Working on the Railroad
Reconstructing the Westbahnstrasse tram line in Vienna.
Working on the Railroad is a strategy game designed to help illustrate the tradeoffs in railway re-construction and maintenance. Players test different construction methods and schedules while attempting to minimise costs and maintain passenger satisfaction levels.
The game is designed for use by local public transport operators to help inform the public about rebuilding rail lines as part of a public information program combining the game with more traditional public information. The goal is to engage the public about the need for reconstruction and to help them understand and discuss the methods for reconstruction. The game would be customised for use in specific situations (i.e., projects). We’re currently developing this game. Contact us if you’d like more information.
Blog Posts: Our Projects
We’re extending GreenCityStreets to include bicycling! Our goal has always been to include all modes of sustainable transport and so we are in the process of developing an exciting (we hope!) bicycling game, organizing a best practices wiki and investigating new options for reporting ideas. In the meantime we’ll be developing a list of bicycle […]
I made three presentations about GreenCityStreets at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress 2012 which was just held in Vienna. Here’s a link to my personal blog with links to the presentations: andynash.com The presentations were well received and we are looking forward to finding a public transport agency looking for an innovative way to […]
I’ll be making a presentation about GreenCityStreets at the ITS World Congress 2013 in Vienna this October. I’ll be talking about it at a session on social networking and also be presenting a paper. Here are session details: Social Networking and ITS: Roadmap to a Revolution? SIS36 Wednesday 24 October 2012 – 16:00 – 17:30 – […]
I’m making a presentation on GreenCityStreets at the Stadtgespräch: Innovationen für die Stadtentwicklung in Vienna on Tuesday May 15. The conference will be held from 9:00 until 12:00 at the Bahnorama (Favoritenstraße 51, 1100 Wien), the visitor center for the new Vienna Main Train station. Should be an interesting conference with presentations from 12 different innovative […]