New Website and Bus Meister Game

We’re building the new GreenCityStreets website, here’s a link to the work in progress:

Here’s a direct link to the Bus Meister game page:

Here’s a link to the game itself (opens a new window) – it’s a flash game:

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BusMeister Game Status

UPDATE: The BusMeister game is now available at:

The BusMeister Game is currently unavailable because the developer has gone out of the game hosting business. We are working on revising the game and putting it back on line. Contact us for more information.

Sorry! We hope BusMeister is available again soon!

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Help develop a sustainable transport app for Vienna!

Meine-Radspur is a GPS based app that tracks your trips and allows you to enter information about problems you encounter.

Meine-Radspur is a GPS based app that tracks your trips and allows you to enter information about problems you encounter.

I’m organising a roundtable discussion on using social applications (social networks, crowd sourced reporting, online games, wikis, and other tools) for helping improve sustainable transport.

We’ll start by identifying existing applications and then brainstorm ideas for Vienna (and beyond). If there’s interest we’ll organise a group to develop a real application or two. If you have questions or good examples to include in the presentation please contact me (

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 … 18:30 – 20:30
Where: The Impact HUB Vienna, Lindengasse 56, 1070 Vienna

Please register here (free):

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Vote for Grr-Grr-Bike on Velo City 2013 Cycling Visionary Awards

Please vote for our Grr-Grr-Bike game on the Velo City 2013 Cycling Visionary Awards!

It’s quite easy to vote and your vote will help us publicize the project.


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Grr-Grr-Bike – Our new bike game!


Grr-Grr-Bike! is a fun way to learn about urban bike riding and support better biking in your community.

Grr-Grr-Bike is a smartphone game where you guide a bike rider through the city, avoiding on-coming vehicles, car doors and other obstacles. You need to stop at red lights and for pedestrians crossing the street. You’re also being chased by a dog – that’s where the name comes from! The goal is to get as far along the street and pick-up as many coins as possible. See Grr-Grr-Bike on YouTube!

When you finish, Grr-Grr-Bike’s results screen includes a link taking you to a page with information from your local bike group on local events, activities, projects that need support and information on getting involved.

The goal is to broaden political support for bike projects and programs by exposing smartphone game players to local bike advocacy groups. Since many smartphone game players are young this would be a great opportunity for local advocacy groups to increase their membership and energy.

We’ve finished the prototype game. Now we’re improving its usability and educational value, and building the link to local bike advocacy groups. You can download the prototype for Android at: We’re seeking funds to finish the game and place it on the Android and iOS application stores. Please contact me with comments, questions or for more information.

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GreenCityStreets Presentations

Still looking for a public transport agency that wants to try GreenCityStreets for a project1

Andy has made several presentations about the GreenCityStreets project and the use of social networking to improve transport. Here’s a brief summary:

More publications can be found on Andy’s publications page.

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GreenCityStreets-Bicycling: Coming soon!

We’re extending GreenCityStreets to include bicycling!

Seattle Bus with Bike

Seattle bus with bike

Our goal has always been to include all modes of sustainable transport and so we are in the process of developing an exciting (we hope!) bicycling game, organizing a best practices wiki and investigating new options for reporting ideas. In the meantime we’ll be developing a list of bicycle planning resources for the landing page.

Let us know if you have any ideas or suggested references in the comments.

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GreenCityStreets Presentations at ITS World Congress 2012

GreenCityStreets is looking for an innovative public transport agency!

I made three presentations about GreenCityStreets at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress 2012 which was just held in Vienna. Here’s a link to my personal blog with links to the presentations:

The presentations were well received and we are looking forward to finding a public transport agency looking for an innovative way to improve public involvement in transport planning. Here’s my YouTube music video describing GreenCityStreets.

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GreenCityStreets at ITS World Congress 2012 Vienna

I’ll be making a presentation about GreenCityStreets at the ITS World Congress 2013 in Vienna this October. I’ll be talking about it at a session on social networking and also be presenting a paper. Here are session details:

Social Networking and ITS: Roadmap to a Revolution? SIS36

Wednesday 24 October 2012 – 16:00 – 17:30 – Schubert 1 Room

Session Description: Social Media is revolutionizing our world, both figuratively, as shown by Facebook’s ubiquitous-ness, and literally, as shown by social media’s role in the Arab Spring uprisings. The transport sector is no exception. This session describes how social media is being used to intelligence to transport systems and ideas for improving the integration of social media into transport systems will be presented. Session topics include: crowdsourcing, education, real-time reporting, online games and public participation, as well as problems such as the digital divide and security.

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Stadtgespräch: Innovationen für die Stadtentwicklung

I’m making a presentation on GreenCityStreets at the Stadtgespräch: Innovationen für die Stadtentwicklung in Vienna on Tuesday May 15. The conference will be held from 9:00 until 12:00 at the Bahnorama (Favoritenstraße 51, 1100 Wien), the visitor center for the new Vienna Main Train station. Should be an interesting conference with presentations from 12 different innovative projects dealing with city planning. More details are available at the ZIT website.

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