urban mobility

The whole of trips generated daily by the inhabitants of a city, and the methods and conditions associated with such trips (modes of transport selected, length of trip, time spent in transport, etc.)

 

We have been measuring particulate matter over the past 6 months in Amsterdam. What are the results?

 

Residents from Buitenveldert tested the MUV app during a walk through the neighbourhood. Can it be further developed?

 

Over the past year and a half, project partners in the Cities-4-People project have taken a co-creative approach to tackling local mobility issues.

 

In Buitenveldert (Amsterdam) neighbours went out on the street and walked around their neighbourhood with the assistance of an app.

 

Judith Veenkamp was interviewed by the Dutch VPRO magazine about the special app with game elements for older residents of Amsterdam Buitenveldert.

 

Car sharing and other sustainable solutions in Buiksloterham. What are the ideas of local residents? Code Intern Marit reports on the latest workshop.

 

For quite a while, we have been sharing our vision on co-creation, human-centred-design, design thinking – in our case 'users as designers'.

 

An active group of citizens makes great progress with sustainable mobility and connectedness in the area. Intern Hub Coumans about the pilot of the EU project MUV.

 

Together with residents of Buitenveldert, we look for practical solutions to create a greener and healthier neighbourhood. On January 22nd we held the first meeting.

 

In the past months, self-driving vehicles often featured in the news. What might be the influence of this development on our lives?

 

During the Open Data FWD Challenge, Department of Infrastructure, Traffic & Transportation (DIVV) and Waag searched for solutions to specific urban issues that use, improve or enrich open data. They will be supported with a money prize to realize their applications.

 

There are many kinds of real-time transit maps, but Travic shows this information on a worldwide scale, with of over 70 transit systems.

 

Three different expert theme owners in the category Bike, Parking and Public Transport share their thoughts about which elements they wish to see during the pitches of the finalists.

 

On February 13th, the kick-off of the public transport open data challenge took place. An interview withJoost van Os.

 

Thanks to the challenge Open Data FWD, a lot of new mobility data became available for Amsterdam. Within this challenge, Waag and the DIVV Amsterdam are looking for open data applications that address urban mobility issues. Time for an update.

 

The project Open Data FWD is all about accessible cities through open data. The main results of the kick-off event can be found here.

 

Crowded bike racks, dangerous intersections, driving around or ages looking for a parking space for your car or waiting for a bus only to find out that the schedule has changed... Recognizable and irritating situations for many, but also opportunities for improvement! Because new digital concepts or applications can help solve these urban problems. Enter the challenge Open Data FWD.

 

An app that acts as a navigator and answers all the questions that may arise during the trip with the train or bus, concerning planning problems, or delays or transfers.

 

Five masterstudents Communication Sciences (VU) have conducted a study from 14 till 20 January for our project Smart City SDK.

 

Job Spiering visited the fourth meeting of the Smart City SDK project in Istanbul. In search of the needs, local customs and available data sets that are of importance for the development of a mobility app.

 

On July 30th, 2012 we organised a workshop to gather new insights in people’s mobility needs. A group of Amsterdam’s inhabitants was invited to share their experiences and inspire us. Their input was used to define the requirements for meeting the user’s needs within the mobility domain. The workshop was meant to be able to extract the universal user’s needs and not to provide the complete picture of users’ experiences.