A Real-Time Bike-Share Map for the Entire World | The Atlantic Cities
If you use a bike-share system, you likely rely on an app that gives you a real-time distribution of the bikes and empty docks in your area. Oliver O’Brien, a researcher with the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the University College London, has built a map that does this same thing, simultaneously, for bike-shares all over the world.

A Real-Time Bike-Share Map for the Entire World | The Atlantic Cities

If you use a bike-share system, you likely rely on an app that gives you a real-time distribution of the bikes and empty docks in your area. Oliver O’Brien, a researcher with the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the University College London, has built a map that does this same thing, simultaneously, for bike-shares all over the world.

Green Lane Project in New York: City to City Solutions

The Green Lane Project is a partnership of six U.S. cities working to implement next-generation protected bike lanes on city streets. 

The Green Lane Project cities are: San Francisco, Memphis, Chicago, Portland, Austin, and Washington, D.C.

You Don’t Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle | The Atlantic Cities 
"Nice story, but completely alienating to 98 percent of people who might want to ride to work."
That was the tweet from photographer Dmitry Gudkov about this weekend’s New York Times story on a group of long-distance bike commuters who ride as much as 40 miles each way, year-round, from the city’s upscale suburbs to the office towers of Manhattan. 

You Don’t Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle | The Atlantic Cities 

"Nice story, but completely alienating to 98 percent of people who might want to ride to work."

That was the tweet from photographer Dmitry Gudkov about this weekend’s New York Times story on a group of long-distance bike commuters who ride as much as 40 miles each way, year-round, from the city’s upscale suburbs to the office towers of Manhattan. 

Using SeeClickFix to Uncover Potholes

Spot.Us is a nonprofit organization that fundraises for independent journalists.

When we approached the Oakland Tribune to see what project they might be interested in funding the Editor in Chief Martin Reynolds knew exactly what topic they wanted to cover: Potholes.

Oakland has a problem with potholes and rubbled streets. The Oakland Tribune already had contracted with a freelance reporter to tackle the story, we were just enabling them to do a longer more thorough piece on the topic.

But early on, we decided that just having a single reporter ask city officials about the state of the pothole problem wasn’t enough. We needed a way to illustrate the issue.

Our idea was the “We Hella Hate Potholes Bike Search.”

The date of the event ended up being rainy, buy we still had about six bikers from around Oakland who got together and after a light breakfast took off in different directions in search of potholes.

Together our small group of concerned bikers identified a slew of major potholes along the major arteries of the city of Oakland. SeeClickFix, of course, was used to organize our map.


Spot.Us believes in the power of reporting, but we also recognize that there are certain types of reporting projects that a single person can’t do alone.

Sean Maher produced this piece on potholes in Oakland and he did a great job. But it would have been near impossible for him to have produced a map of potholes as populated as that which was done during the “We Hella Hate Potholes” bike event.

I hope we can do a pothole hunt in other cities soon. Or perhaps you can organize one yourself?