I’m spending the morning playing around with this fun app, Streetmix. It’s a project created by participants in Code for America, a great program that I’ve been following for a few years now. They select a small group of fellows each year, and the fellows create apps and other coding projects to help government work better.
Streetmix lets anyone see what a street redesign might look like. Want to show your city planners that your street can accommodate bike lanes and wider sidewalks? Go for it, and add transit, medians, and parklets, too. It adds a new element of data, and enables greater civic engagement.
I’m sure it has its kinks, but so far, I love it.