Apps

A free app, still very nascent in its adoption, alerts drivers to the presence of bikers.
Yesterday   The Chicago Bicycle Advocate
The owners of CityMap call it one of the most social and most monetizable maps in the world. With a new expansion plan announced this week, the app—which launched in 2012 with a map of every shop in New York City—is going global.
6 days ago   Crain's New York Business
A navigation app that aggregates transportation modes and works offline? Do tell.
Feb 21, 2015   Engadget
Transitmix, an online tool for sketching out and testing fantasy transit routes, has evolved beyond its original mass appeal to become a trusted tool for transportation planners around the country.
Feb 9, 2015   CityLab
New apps have the potential to influence a fundamental shift in the political and physical realities of parking according to a recent Next City article.
Jan 26, 2015   Next City
Cities change. The people living in cities change. A new online tool from the Urban Institute allows users to forecast demographic trends as far out at 2030.
Jan 26, 2015   CityLab
Pittsburgh has a new web-based portal for residents to track snow removal operations as they happen. It's the latest example of a city allowing public access to the details of city operations during snowstorms.
Jan 22, 2015   CityLab
A new web-based tool by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri allows users to "explore the ecological tapestry of the world."
Jan 14, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
A new app is part bikeshare and part Airbnb.
Jan 8, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
Along with the annual barrage of "best of lists for 2014" comes an entry from the "worst of" lists—CityLab's "awkward to awful" apps aimed at urbanites.
Dec 30, 2014   CityLab
File under tools for the tool kit: Jarrett Walker of Human Transit shares details about Nearmap, an aerial photography tool that serves as a helpful alternative to Google Earth.
Dec 29, 2014   Human Transit