Open source traffic management with Waze through the Open Government Coalition portal
Louisville was one of the first cities to share data on road closure and accident info with Waze, so residents who use the app can be easily alerted to changes in their routes and city officials can gain insights into traffic patterns. Now other cities are following the Louisville Metro Government’s lead and working to improve their understanding of local traffic from their data.
Louisville is sharing what it learned from the initial project with Waze with over 60 governments around the world through the Open Government Coalition, a network of government agencies working together on open source projects.
The Louisville open source traffic project has four components: putting the Waze data into a database that can be queried and analyzed, replacing traffic studies with data visualizations, building out an application programming interface to allow integration with existing systems, and allowing cities to create real-time and historic online maps of their data.
Eight cities have already downloaded the city’s code to create a database of traffic data.
|Open source traffic management -- GCN
The Louisville Metro Government has taken lessons learned from a Waze partnership and built an open source tool that other local governments can use to spot traffic problems.