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Vyki Englert commented on Challenges 2015-06-04 15:36:31 -0700Hi Michael! This is great, you should also join our slack room, and ask around in the #i-need-a-team room!
We want to visually document what's both good and bad about riding bikes in Los Angeles. Cyclists would - submit unique Locations (bike friendly businesses, hidden local gems like late-night taco trucks, co-working spaces, etc), - share Paths such as crosstown bikeways, shortcut streets to avoid traffic, - add Incidents like driver harassment, crashes, bike theft, etc. In the next two days, we want to get a simple and cleanly designed submission form to make it easy to engage users to contribute visuals + data. Old version: http://labikemap.com/ Newer version: http://solid.it.cx/bikemap/
Vyki Englert tagged Christopher Lovejoy's Tracking and Finding Bike Routes with Good 2014-05-18 20:14:51 -0700
We can easily track location over time, but connecting people to future location seems to require a complicated network timetables, such as Google Maps uses for public transportation routing.
My goal for this hackathon is to digest tracking data from real bicycle routes in the past, and match that against a user's location, destination, and desired departure/arrival time.
In the last hackathon in December, I worked out a prototype in Node and Express to serve Strava data against a search. Most of the time was spent setting up the framework. This time around, with a boilerplate, more data, and some help, I intend to start fresh and finish with a repo projects like LA Bike Trains can implement.
Here's a gist with some logic and user stories I'm hashing out: https://gist.github.com/monking/c0f68340eba759258d4b
Vyki Englert answered 2013-09-26 15:57:55 -0700Q: What data (LA City, County, or from other data sources) would you like to see available by Dec 7th for our next event?
A: Transportation – Car share (Zipcar, Lyft, Uber, Taxi’s Enterprise), Bike accidents, Bike theft, Traffic fatalities, Bike lanes, Bike plan data, Bike rentals, Bike shops, Car rental businesses, Bus stops
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