Join us for our weekly civic hack sessions inside City Hall. Brigade members and others interested in civic hacking welcome. We provide space, wifi, great peeps and pizza.
Our guest speakers for this week are with the City of Oakland's Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts Program which is collecting and cataloging bicyclist and pedestrian volumes across the city. The Program is developing a geospatial database from two sources of information: historical bicycle and pedestrian traffic counts gleaned from studies dating to the 1970s and an annual counts program that is monitoring volumes at 36 locations throughout Oakland. Previously, this information was not available in a format accessible to the general public; now an interactive web map is available at www.oaklandbikemaps.info/counts. The map and supporting documents lend themselves to analysis for the purpose of uncovering useful information and supporting informed decision-making regarding transportation and land use. Next steps include cataloging numerous additional historical counts, making the source data publicly available, and continuing to monitor the 36 key locations on an ongoing annual basis.
Speaker bios: Mark Lightner is a former intern for the City of Oakland's Bicycle Facilities Program and is currently a GIS Specialist with AECOM. Brian Warwick is a volunteer intern with the City of Oakland's Bicycle Facilities Program. He will be attending UCLA's Luskin School of Public Policy in the fall for a master's degree in urban and regional planning. Jason Patton, PhD manages the Bicycle Facilities Program in the City of Oakland’s Public Works Department.
After the presentation, you're welcome to work on any of our formal civic apps or campaigns. A list of projects being actively worked on this session will be posted by Tuesday noon. For a complete projects list, visit openoakland.org
Or come to share your idea, maybe start a new collaboration. We also explore new projects as they pop up!