The Transportation Coordination Platform for Cities
Cities are wrestling with growing congestion, aging infrastructure, and the challenge of providing more equitable transportation access. Meanwhile, lower-income Americans are traveling farther and spending more money on commuting, raising their cost of living and creating new barriers to social mobility. But the answer cannot just be building more roads when we are struggling to maintain existing ones.
Sidewalk Labs is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation and its seven Smart City Challenge finalists to design Flow, a transportation coordination platform that uses analytics and messaging to help cities work with citizens to increase the efficiency of road, parking, and transit use, improving access to mobility for all.
Flow analytics help cities understand how roads are being used and how people may respond to policy, infrastructure, or technology changes. Flow can:
Flow interactive messaging helps cities create more efficient and equitable mobility options in popular mobile apps or on-street platforms (such as LinkNYC):
Flow is an open platform that can work with most data sources and can share insights to any interface. We work with mobility apps, infrastructure operators, transit operators, sensor vendors, and others. If you’re interested in working with Flow, email firstname.lastname@example.org.