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Traffic Signals for Active Mobility

Traffic Signals for Active Mobility

I've found, in my walks and rides through cities, that traffic signals really impact my route selection. I avoid intersections where I need to wait a long time or need to cross in multiple stages (the completely awful waiting on a traffic island with traffic speeding...

Vienna Cafes – Wiener Kaffeehäuser

Vienna Cafes – Wiener Kaffeehäuser

Vienna is famous for its cafes and coffeehouse culture. Like many cities that developed rapidly in the late 1800s apartments in Vienna were small and people needed space. Cafes provided meals, places to meet, places to read newspapers and to be "at home". Many cities...

Harvesting Gemischten Satz Grapes in Vienna

Harvesting Gemischten Satz Grapes in Vienna

I started helping Vienna Winemaker Jutta Ambrositsch harvest grapes in 2009. Every year I help out on one or two days. It's a wonderful break from day-to-day work in front of a computer screen. Jutta's wine is excellent and she has my favourite Heurigen in Vienna. It...

Otto Wagner and the Postsparkasse

Otto Wagner and the Postsparkasse

Self-guided Walking Tour: Otto Wagner and the Postsparkasse By Andrew Nash, originally prepared for Janes Walk Vienna 2015. Other self-guided walking tours: Ringstrasse 1, Otto Wagner Tour, Otto Wagner and the Vienna Stadtbahn, Ringstrasse 2. Postsparkasse – Otto...

Who the heck is Carl Ritter von Ghega?

Who the heck is Carl Ritter von Ghega?

In February I started working as a senior researcher at the St. Pölten University of Applied Science's Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research. Now I know what you are thinking ,,, Who the heck is Carl Ritter von Ghega? According to Wikipedia...

Civic Technology 2019 Reading

Civic Technology 2019 Reading

Three interesting articles about Crowdsourcing that appeared in late 2019: 2020 and beyond: 11 predictions at the intersection of technology and citizen engagement in the DemocracySpot blog by Tiago Peixoto and Tom Steinberg. Lots of food for thought. Why...

2018 Updates

2018 Updates

Over the holidays I had a chance to update crowdsourced-transport.com with new information. Here are the highlights: Crowdsourced Public Transport page - added: WikiRoutes - site where users can add information about public transport routes and suggest improvements...

Making Sense Project

Making Sense Project

The Making Sense project is funded by the European Commission and has the mission to make advances and experiments in participatory sensing. According to making-sense.eu Making Sense aims to explore how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker...