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Crowdsourced-Transport
Crowdsourced-Transport

Application Area

  • Data gathering
  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Evaluation and monitoring
  • Dissemination and communication

Tool Type

  • Mobile app
  • Serious game
  • Software

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions

Summary

Crowdsourced-transport is a website providing information about the use of social media, serious games and crowdsourcing applications to improve participation in the planning and operations of sustainable transport modes. The website divides crowdsourcing into four main types:

  • Reporting
  • Analysing
  • Collaborating and
  • Acting.

For each of these types the website provides information and examples.

Crowdsourced-Transport.com has also created several prototype applications to apply the principles of information technology to crowdsource sustainable transport:

  • BusMeister was a project that combined a serious game, wiki, reporting tool (on Facebook) and information about public transport operations to help users provide better crowdsourced feedback to improve local public transport.
  • Ringstrasse150 combines a mobile phone game with a website encouraging users to get involved in supporting improved bicycle facilities in Vienna. The game and website are available at www.ringstrasse150.com.
  • Working on the Railroad is a concept for combining games and education to help local residents understand the options and impacts of major public transport and railway construction projects.

Good Example

BusMeister was online in 2011-2012. It was successful as a proof of concept but was not adopted for use in an actual project.

Ringstrasse150.com is online and the associated RingRide game is still available from iTunes and the Android store. It was successful as a proof of concept but has not yet been adopted for use in an actual project.

 

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Basic Information

English
July 2016
The Crowdsourced-Transport.com website is freely available for use in learning about how to use crowdsourcing in transport. We offer consulting services for developing crowdsourcing applications and advice.
The amount of time required to develop a crowdsourcing application depends upon the scope of the project.
We offer consulting services for developing tools and expertise on crowdsourcing in transport.

Contacts

Andrew Nash
andy@andynash.com
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