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Riding Through Change: LA’s Post-COVID Transit Trends

Date 1 month ago
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Riding Through Change: LA’s Post-COVID Transit Trends How LA Metro increased productivity and efficiency during a decline in ridership In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, public transit systems…
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May is Bike Month!

Date 2 months ago
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May is Bike Month! Numerous events, for cycling enthusiasts everywhere, mark the arrival of National Bike Month. Biking isn’t just a mode of transportation; for many it’s a lifestyle…
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Keeping Cool: The Power of Urban Trees

Date 2 months ago
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As average temperatures in many US cities continue to climb and debilitating heat events become more frequent, the importance of green spaces and shade in urban environments has become…
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Put the Phone Away or Pay: Stop Driving Distracted

Date 3 months ago
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Distracted driving presents itself in various forms, but one of the most prevalent and dangerous behaviors is texting, scrolling or using cell phones (and on-board screens) while driving. As…
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Can AI transform road safety in California?

Date 5 months ago
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Like most of the US, California grapples with road safety. With ever larger cars clogging busy urban roads California seeks innovative solutions to curb traffic crashes and reduce congestion….
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Unveiling the LA Metro Owl Service System Map

Date 9 months ago
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We are excited to announce the launch of the LA Metro Owl Service Map – a new transit map showcasing bus services that operate between 12-4 AM. This product informs…
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Everyone Deserves Safe Streets

Date 12 months ago
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Between 2019 and 2022, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased nearly 20%, as reported in detail by Governors Highway Safety Association in their new Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities report. There…
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LA Metro’s Regional Connector

Date 1 year ago
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DCR has collaborated with LA Metro over the past few months to re-design and update the majority of its customer-facing maps, triggered by Regional Connector, a significant new enhancement…
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Finnish Tech in LA

Date 1 year ago
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Last week, DCR was honored to be invited to be part of a discussion between a Finnish Smart City business and research delegation and the City of LA, to…
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Discover the Joy of Cycling this May

Date 1 year ago
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Last year, DCR worked with Rideshare to develop an online bike map web app. This tool is great for planning a local or regional bike trip, and learning more…
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Distracted? Then Please Don’t Drive

Date 1 year ago
Reading Time 3 Mins Read
Distracted driving is a problem that we are all aware of, but it is also notoriously difficult to quantify the scale of. This is due to the wide array…
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Let’s Take The Bus

Date 1 year ago
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In the United States, more than half of all trips taken are less than five miles long (source FHWA, 2022). It makes sense that many short trips could easily…
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October is Pedestrian Safety Month!

Date 2 years ago
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In 2020 there were 6,516 pedestrians killed due to motor traffic in the United States. That equates to 18 pedestrians every day or 125 pedestrians every week. Why does…
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The Metro K Line is open!

Date 2 years ago
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DCR has been busy working on a range of maps for the opening of the new LA Metro K Line. This involved creating new station maps as well as…
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SLO County Online Bike Map

Date 2 years ago
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DCR is happy to announce the availability of a new web application for the County of San Luis Obispo. In addition to bikeway infrastructure, the map shows MTB and…
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The Power of Stories and Visuals

Date 3 years ago
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We recently helped the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments launch their first ever Active Transportation Plan. Together with project partners Pedal Love, we used storytelling from community members…
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Find DCR in the ESRI Gallery

Date 3 years ago
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Every year ESRI collects a wide range of mapping products made by users all over the world and displays them in an online map gallery together with a printed…
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Divided By The Highway

Date 6 years ago
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Highways, freeways and railways are physical barriers, often dividing our communities – splitting a city in parts. The question is if such division has an effect on the demographic…
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Sweden continues positive Vision Zero trend in 2017

Date 6 years ago
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According to the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) the main reasons for the continued drop in traffic deaths are reduced speed limits better adapted to existing road designs, safer cars…
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Mapping Real Estate Values

Date 7 years ago
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Understanding the patterns and trends for real estate valuations is important for: city planning, identifying demographic imbalances and in revealing investment opportunities. Visualizing this data in maps provides accessible insights that…
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