New maps empower #Nairobi residents and boost public transport. @embarqnetwork

New maps empower #Nairobi residents and boost public transport. @embarqnetwork

These maps show the power of Nairobi’s residents to create their own transport network despite government shortfalls. They will have far-reaching consequences, from encouraging more individuals to use sustainable transport, to potentially even shaping the framework for encouraging more in-depth transport planning for Nairobi. But perhaps the coolest part of the openMatatus project is not found in the bright lines on the page, but in the developer-friendly data set that MIT’s researchers produced for the map. These publicly available data sets allow local citizens to explore the relationship between such factors as crime, income, and access to transport in the areas in which they live. They will also allow developers to create mobile applications specific to the unique urban geography of Nairobi. While there is an endless list of possibilities, one thing is certain: bringin...

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