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CitiBike Contract With Amendments | Citibike Data

On October 28, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

CitiBike Contract With Amendments | Citibike Data Peter Drier has FOIL’ed Citibike NYC’s contract w/ amendments & posted it online! Download it while you can. “Yes, we scan!!!” 

Swiss Car, Bike, and Pedestrian Crash Map – Schweizer Unfallkarte

On October 23, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

Swiss Car, Bike, and Pedestrian Crash Map – Schweizer Unfallkarte noneck: Don’t get me wrong, this map is a great first start! While it is painful to understand that this map is a manifestation of lost lives and property, maps like this enable to turn software and data into dialogue to improve…

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On October 11, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

We are concerned about safe streets for everyone — pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles,” Hidalgo said. “Because of poor, inconsistent, and non-existent crime and crash data, creating tools to make safer streets is next to impossible. The NYPD’s Crash Data Is Bad and There’s Not Enough of It – WNYC

Three wins – a recap on today’s #SafeStreetsMap hearing

Long story short, NYPD said that NYC shouldn’t have a crime and crash map because the data would be confusing. When CM Dan Garodnick pushed if NYPD would improve their data collection, NYPD said that the state doesn’t ask for this data so not sure if NYPD should… Eventually, CM Garodnick pushed…

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On October 8, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , , With No Comments

the redesign process started with a hackathon in the summer of 2011 that asked companies re-imagine NYC.gov. NYC.gov Overhaul Fuses High-Tech and Helvetica

Help use open data and maps to improve the safety of NYC

On October 7, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

If you like Open Data, Public Safety, and Safer Streets, NYC NEEDS YOUR HELP! FIRST, the NY City Council will have a hearing on improving the NYPD’s release of crime and crash data. This past spring, the Council passed a law mandating the creation of a crime map to force…

we have always been social…

On October 4, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , , With No Comments

I beg to differ. I think there has been a 20th Century / New World myth of independence. Humans are tribal. We have always been tribal. Digital technology blurs the lines of our tribes and makes collective decisions more porous. The Internet and Social Media change our way of decision-making….

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On October 1, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Like every new law, every new product rollout, there are going to be some glitches in the sign-up process along the way that we will fix,” he said. “Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a…