Getting there with maps and apps.
Posts Tagged: commuting
A car isn’t the only way you can get into the office.
By Andreas Muno More convenience for motorists and virtual queueing were some of the topics of last week’s post. We shall stick with traffic today for starters: As the time spent commuting increases with congested roads during rush-hours, costing Chicagoan and Washingtonian car commuters 70 hours of their lives every year, and $1,166 on averageRead… Read more »
Today is Bike or Walk to Work Day. Here in D.C., the weather is beautiful and we’ve got a bike-sharing service, Capital Bike Share, that makes it easy to participate. Thanks to a recent membership deal on Living Social, I can’t walk down the street without seeing people riding by on the shared bikes. SomeRead… Read more »
I met these folks last week at a mobile app presentation in New York City: http://www.roadify.com/ They build off public transit info, plus user-generated information. It is primarily a Brooklyn movement, but, still: Pretty cool. I think the powerful thing about this is this is what the next “open data” step looks like–using open sourceRead… Read more »
I recently posted a blog posting on my blog, Analytics for Government about Washington Traffic and whether performance management techniques can help. I’ve now added a survey link off the blog to get YOUR views on the Washington Commuting Scene. This is admittedly a non-scientific, non-random survey on views about traffic, but if we getRead… Read more »
Nick Carr, who criticizes the Internet while reaping the benefits of having such a great platform to push his neo-Luddite views, has published a book warning us all that online links are destroying our brains. It takes a brave person to ignore the evidence that the Internet is actually good for our brains but CarrRead… Read more »