New project visualizes mobility in international metropolises
The moovel lab announced its “Mobility Space Report: What the Street!?” project, an interactive online platform designed to help visualize the distribution of mobility spaces in cities around the globe. Mobility scientists and interaction designers at moovel lab used data from OpenStreetMap and created this method to interactively explore and compare how space for cars, trains, and bikes varies from city to city.
To develop the project, the moovel lab analyzed OpenStreetMap data from 23 cities around the world, including New York, Beijing, and Singapore, to create unique, comparative data visualizations of parking and movement spaces in each city. The project seeks to discover the answers to such questions as: Do our cities shape mobility or are our cities shaped by mobility? How is public space divided up among the various means of transport?
The interactive platform intends to illustrate how daily transportation choices shape cityscapes. It also forecasts how emerging mobility technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, could create redistributions of mobility space.
With this project, the moovel lab would like to better understand and analyze the city and its mobility structure. moovel lab will open “What the Street!?” to city planners and interested parties as an open source project in Q4 2017, giving them full access to use the data base and its analysis tools to create the cities of the future.
Visit whatthestreet.moovellab.com for more information.