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7.08.2012

CAR POOL CONCEPT FOR BIKES


Bike Pooling, winner of New York City's Best App for Transportation, is trying to make the city more bike friendly by forming "car pools" for bikers. 


The app helps people connect with others who use similar commuting routes on wheels each morning. The app was created during the Reinvent Green Hackathon and is focused on New York, but could be adapted to work for any metropolitan area.  Examples of popular NYC routes are posted on the bike pool website.


Tallahassee?  Wouldn't it encourage more bike commuters if you had someone else to ride along with, show you the shortcuts and zones in need of safety enhancements?  Someone to encourage you to get out there and ride even if you are a beginner or if you have one of those days when you starting thinking you'd skip "just today?"


More than 100 developers and designers participated in this New York City's first sustainability-focused hackathon, Reinvent Green.  The local tech community came together to code apps with the potential to encourage sustainability and promote green initiatives.   


Click here to learn more and to see the other apps.



1 comments:

Hi there! This is an awesome idea for Tallahassee. Currently we have a rudimentary program thru Commuter Services called "Bike Buddy" If you are interested in commuting, they can match you up with a mentor to teach your the ropes. We aren't fancy enough for a phone app yet tho...

I have been meaning to ask you guys to add www.bike-eat-shop-tallahassee.com to your list of links. Our members receive discounts at shops, businesses, and restaurants for riding their bike and leaving their car at home. Visit out website for more information!

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