A few months ago, I (finally) started biking and it’s startling how much it has changed my perception about the best mode of transportation to get to certain parts of the city. One of the reasons why I had not biked in the past was a lack of a clear comparison to other forms of transportation that I was currently using.
Behavioral science can help us better understand how we make decisions and how different types of information can affect the ways in which we might change our routines.
geom2gtfs is a little command line utility for converting shapefiles to GTFS feeds, which can be handy if you're in a rush, and that's all you have.
We are building a new library, Transitive.js, that will leverage the latest in web based-visualization practices to create a new type of user experience for online travel planning applications.
We're developing open source transportation demand management and planning tools for Arlington.
In which we present a utility for building simulated populations using aggregated data.
Are you interested in how behavioral psychology and behavioral economics can make cities more livable?
We're starting the new year at full speed and assembling the Conveyal team in DC for an action-packed week.
The Bliksem Consortium, of which Conveyal is a member, has released its C implementation of a timetable-based public transport routing algorithm under an open source license. The code is compact and fast enough to run directly on a mobile phone, providing routes even without an internet connection.
New data sources are making it possible to know and account for the current state of traffic and plan trips accordingly. With these real-time data sources now opening up, we have revised how OpenTripPlanner stores and manipulates timetables to allow continuous updates and thus more accurate results.