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Hello, Portland! Interested in open data, software, mapping, and transportation? We’re meeting in Portland for the first time, with a showcase of bike- and transit- projects made by Portland’s coolest coders.
The Association for Commuter Transportation is providing us a meeting space in conjunction with the 2016 ACT Conference. (You do not need to register for the conference in order to attend our meetup, but please do RSVP via Meetup.) We’ll be in the Parlor Room of the Hilton Portland.
Doors open at 6:00 with snacks courtesy of our sponsor, Arlington, VA’s Mobility Lab. Presentations start at 6:30; we’ll wrap up by 8:30. We invite folks to mingle afterwards until 9:00.
Our speakers thus far are:
- William Henderson will show us how Ride Report helps cyclists track and map their rides.
- Bryan Blanc of Nelson\Nygaard will show how the ORcycle app helps make biking safer.
- Ryan Rzepecki of Social Bicycles will give us a preview of the new Biketown bike and the data being collected.
- Alex Bigazzi will review his “SPEC” (Sensing Pollution Exposure by Community) project, mapping air quality along bike routes.
- Bibiana McHugh, Madeline Steele, and Grant Humphries give us a look inside Trimet‘s IT operations.
- Chris Smith will show how Transit Appliance works.
Mobility Lab’s Paul Mackie will be speaking in one of the sessions at the Association for Commuter Transportation annual conference in Portland, Ore. For more information on the conference, visit www.actconf.org.
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The TDM industry has lacked a story that connects with people throughout the U.S. on an emotional level. Every industry that has ever been disruptive and broken through to mass audiences has done it through storytelling and creating images that inspire. This should be easy for TDM. We have bicycling, walking, trains, buses, carpooling in community, working from home, and so much more at our disposal. How can we all make a difference through improved communications?
|Speaker : Michael Bulthuis , Public Outreach Coordinator and Rideshare Manager, The Rapid|
|Speaker : Nicole Guernsey , TransLoc|
|Speaker : Paul Mackie , Communications Director, Mobility Lab|
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Coders and commuting: how do apps change the way we drive? This month we’ll hear from tech companies with apps that help people share the road. Ride-sharing is caring! We’ll meet on the 12th floor of WeWork’s new Crystal City location. Doors open at 6:00 with pizza courtesy of our sponsor Mobility Lab. Presentations start at 6:30.
- Anna Petrone will present how Split is building a scalable and efficient shared ride system.
- Andriy Klymchuk will show how Sameride was created, a mobile app for communities of commuters.
- Numaan Akram from Rally will show how their technology connects riders to vans & buses for trips that vary as widely as your daily commute to the Super Bowl.
- Prachi Vakharia will show how RideAmigos integrates transportation network companies into city planning.
- Jay Subramaniam will talk about Getaround‘s software and hardware technologies.
- Antonio Zugaldia will present Mapbox Drive and show how to use it to build your own ridesharing app.
Contact Michael if you have a project you’d like to share.
If you plan on coming, please RSVP on Meetup.
The annual Innovate Raleigh event will bring together entrepreneurs, business executives, local officials, educators, and students to discuss ideas along the theme of “Placemaking, Sustainability + Transportation.” Mobility Lab’s Paul Mackie and Ashley Robbins will both present sessions on the impact of transportation options on communities.
See the schedule below, and purchase tickets at the above link.
**Session One | Bottom Line Benefits
Bonny Moellenbrock, Executive Director of Investors’ Circle, will open up the Summit with a presentation about the bottom line benefits of sustainable and socially conscious business and investing ethically.
**Session Two | Smart Cities on the Move
Paul Mackie, Communications Director of Mobility Lab, will discuss initiatives from the Triangle and around the country that allow cities and businesses to improve traffic, the environment and quality of life.
**Session Three | Community Grows Where Public Transportation Goes
Ashley Robbins, Research Analyst with Mobility Lab and Editor of the Streetsblog Southeast. , will lead a panel discussion on how community members and leaders can work together to bring equity to the transportation conversation.
Dr. Roberta Abdul-Salaam, MARTA Board Member, Founder/President Friends of Clayton Transit
Eric Lamb, Manager, City of Raleigh Office of Transportation Planning
Joe Milazzo, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA)
Josh Cohen, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, TransLoc
**Keynote | John Replogle
John Replogle took the reins of the green-cleaning pioneer Seventh Generation in March of 2011. Replogle previously spent five years at Burt’s Bees as Chief Executive Officer and President. He is credited with leading the company’s deepened commitment to human and environmental well-being through the development of a business model called The Greater Good, embracing the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Prior experience includes leadership roles at Unilever, Guinness and BCG. John is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.
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Last month, the District Department of Transportation released a map, broken down by census tract, of how many people commuted by bike in Northwest D.C. as part of its presentation on a proposed protected bike lane in Shaw. In a blog post over at BikeArlington, our Research Director Stephen Crim took a similar look at Arlington County’s commuting habits… Read more »
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Part 2 of a study of Capital Bikeshare GPS data This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Read part one, which examines general attributes of trips, here. As shown in the previous post, GPS… Read more »