a night dedicated to #citibike data, sponsored by New Work City (http://nwc.co) at NEW WORK CITY.
NYC’s new bike share systems has chalked up some impressive stats (http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fa841-tfpweb.nyc.gov%2Fdotpress%2F2013%2F06%2Fnyc-dot-commissioner-sadik-khan-nyc-bike-share-announce-that-citi-bike-exceeds-100000-rides-in-just-10-days%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNF_ilZDfsBnNdDyDG9SRU0Ph8dsBg): people have ridden CitiBikes 270,000 miles, over 30,000 people joined as annual members, and 6,000 daily riders are taking the eye-catching blue bikes for a spin. All of this in ten days!!!
Bike share is the perfect opportunity for new tools to help people make smart travel choices. Data about usage can tell us how New Yorkers get around: speeds travelled, routes taken, etc.
On Wednesday June 26, join betaNYC for a special evening on available CitiBike data, hacking & building tools, and blue sky thinking. We will hear from Neil Freedman, Director of New Media at NYC Department of Transportation, Andrew Nicklin, Director of Research and Development at NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Anthony Townsend, NYU Rudin, on CitiBike + Foursquare data.
If you are working with bike share data, sign up to present a 3 min demo. Apply to present here (https://docs.google.com/a/codeforamerica.org/forms/d/1E-MceJlAUsXbQbxFZQh5tzPzrzB-gv4yKJIOUqtV_0Q/viewform).
6:30 - DOORS OPEN
6:45 - EVENT STARTS PROMPTLY
6:50 - Presentations (available data feeds, et. al.)
7:10 - 7:30 - Project Showcase (demo YOUR mashups)
7:30 - 9:30 - Hacking
9:30 - 10:00 - Insights and Cleanup
To get you excited, check out some of the data links below, plus demos discussed in the comments.
Maps and Statistics
What areas benefit the most from Citibike? (http://experimenting.alastair.is/citibike/) Real Time Bike Checkouts, The Atlantic (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/05/new-york-citibike-map/65738/) Oliver O’Brien’s BikeShare Map (http://bikes.oobrien.com/newyork/) (how it was made (http://oliverobrien.co.uk/bikesharemap/)) WNYC BikeShare Stations Map (http://project.wnyc.org/bike-share-map/index.html) Citibike Availability Visualized with Clojure/Quil (https://github.com/jackrusher/citibikes) NY Times “Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words” (http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/06/07/bicycle-routes/index.html?pagewanted=all) (data) Data
Official CitiBike Daily usage stats from CitiBike (https://www.citibikenyc.com/blog/2013/06/05/citi-bike-day-ten-recap) (Unofficial Google Spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/a/codeforamerica.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoR0nghqN2sSdFQzaDl3OHdLcjkwcllNU2xiSFZ6cGc#gid=0)) Official CitiBike System map (https://www.citibikenyc.com/stations) NYC Department of Transportation Bicycle Data (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/datafeeds.shtml#Bikes) CitiBike JSON Endpoints via citybik.es Greg’s CitiBike Usage Stats (https://sites.google.com/site/citibikestats/) CitiBike NYC API Client Library for node.js (https://github.com/KevinTCoughlin/citibike/) Washington DC’s Capital Bikeshare System Data Portal (http://capitalbikeshare.com/system-data) NYC.gov Data Portal (http://nyc.gov/data) Mobile Apps
CitiBike iOS app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citi-bike/id641194843?mt=8) (Official) Bicyclette (http://www.bicyclette-app.com/en/) by Nicolas Bouilleaud (iOS) NYC BikeShare (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyc-bike-share/id534506272?mt=8) by Pliable Matter (iOS) Spotcycle (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotcycle/id323382862?mt=8) by 8D Technologies (iOS) CycleFinder (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cyclefinder/id557237724?mt=8) by PBSC Urban Solutions (iOS)
Organized by #betaNYC, OpenPlans (http://openplans.org), NYU Rudin Center (http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/), and DataKind (http://www.meetup.com/DataKind-NYC/events/125296512/).
This event is graciously sponsored by New Work City (http://nwc.co), Code for America's Brigade (http://brigade.codeforamerica.org), OpenPlans (http://openplans.org), and NYU Rudin Center (http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/).