Planning for improvement: An Analysis of NYC Bike Share System
Just three years after its official launch in 2013, it’s hard to imagine New York City without CitiBike, which now boasts 8,000 bikes at 500 stations in 50 neighborhoods. CitiBike system data launch to present is publicly available on the CitiBike NYC website making it a great case-study and tool for planning and policy students looking to explore how data can drive policy changes. CitiBike system data is robust and includes trip duration, start/end points, along with user age and gender. As a result the CitiBike system is easily explored and analyzed by both staff and interested citizens. Join us to discuss the first three years of CitiBike in NYC, what the data shows, and how the system will continue to evolve. Speakers will make short 7 minute presentations relating to their work with data and policy planning. Presentations will be followed by a discussion about skills and strategies that are helpful for both planners and policy-makers utilizing data.
Date: Friday, October 21
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Jane Jacobs Walking Tour
Join UPSA as we partner with NYU Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, Harvey Molotch for a guided walking tour of the historically rich SoHo and Greenwich Village neighborhoods. This fall, let’s get walking to celebrate 100 years of Jane Jacobs (1916-2016) as we look at her accomplishments and lasting influence on these neighborhoods.
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM