Collaborative mapping platform, Remix, has been chosen by Transport for London (TfL) to provide a platform to modernise planning for surface transport in London and ‘democratise’ access to transport data sets.
These efforts support TfL’s commitment that 80% of journeys are made by foot, cycle, or public transport by 2041.
Achieving these environmental and community goals requires a ‘single source of truth’ for London’s transport data, accessible to multiple teams for planning, operations, and public consultation. Remix provides TfL staff across multiple departments with access to vital data in a single software platform. The collaborative mapping features in Remix enable TfL to design plans with colleagues and stakeholders remotely and accelerate decision-making on COVID-19 recovery and greener transportation.
Remix gives TfL additional visibility into travel paths and timing patterns to explore electrification of buses and multimodal alternatives to decrease reliance on fossil fuels. With Remix, TfL staff can visualise bus speeds and loads along key corridors alongside demographic and ridership data to make decisions that improve travel times and increase access for disadvantaged communities, according to the company.
Remix also provides TfL with system-level service data to facilitate operations management, as well as the ability to solicit feedback from diverse communities with unique commenting and presentation tools.
“TfL is leading from the front through their commitment to a greener transportation future,” said Tiffany Chu, Remix CEO and co-founder. “We’re honored to be the platform where TfL plans transport options that improve quality-of-life and environmental health for their communities.”