Crowdsourcing

Citizen Science Day in Bridger-Teton National Forest

6 Examples of Citizen Science at Work

A few examples from around the world illustrate the power of crowdsourcing to expand the scope of scientific inquiry.

December 30, 2019 - Kayla Matthews

Sidewalk

In D.C., Sidewalks Don’t Equal Walkability

In theory, sidewalks are what make cities walkable. But in Washington, D.C., many sidewalks are not accessible to the people who use them.

September 26, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Americans With Disabilities Act

'Project Sidewalk' Crowdsources ADA Compliance

A crowdsourcing app allows citizens to hold the public realm to higher standards of access and mobility.

April 27, 2019 - Crosscut

Bus Stop

Crowdsourced Bus Startup Expands Service

The first company to determine bus routes by popular demand has found success in multiple states.

December 20, 2018 - Metro Magazine

Transit Agency Social Media

SEPTA Catches Philadelphia's Mascot Fever

And perhaps regrets it.

October 3, 2018 - philly.com

Pokémon Go

The Gig Economy for Mapping

A new startup wants to use blockchain and the Uber model to create free, open-source maps.

September 26, 2018 - CityLab

Tour et Taxis, Thurn en Taxis

Friday Fun: Ceci N’est Pas une Rue

When allowing a crowd to decide the name of something important, make sure to add a layer of self-control.

August 24, 2018 - Quartz

Meet the New 'Neighborhood Stereotyping Tool'

'Hoodmaps' are here, but the crowdsourcing map tool is attempting to improve on the "Judgmental Maps" that came before.

September 4, 2017 - Curbed LA

Road Safety

'Video Analytics' a New Tool for Vision Zero Traffic Safety Goals

Project launch seeks volunteers to analyze videos, support new technology

June 6, 2017 - GeekWire

Chariot Commuter Shuttle in San Francisco Expands 50 Percent After Ford Acquisition

Chariot shuttle service, recently acquired by Ford Motor Company, may soon be a more formidable competitor for San Francisco's public transit provider, Muni, due to an expansion to 150 vans. Expect new routes, five-minute headways, and $4 rides.

December 6, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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