Got a great idea for transit & mobility? We need it! Here's your chance
Traffic: It has to be one of Miami's top challenges, and an economic one too. I know that I spent almost an hour more of my workday than I needed to getting to and from an assignment yesterday in the middle of the day and my 12-mile commute home took 45 minutes. So here's an opportunity to have your ideas heard.
All are invited to contribute ideas to improve transit and mobility in Miami as part of a weeklong 100 Great Ideas campaign. It's easy to join in on Facebook here, or on Twitter with the hashtag #100greatideas. The ideas will be synthesized into a report and shared with public officials and community leaders. Ten idea-sharers will be invited to a conversation with local decision makers.
Previous social media campaigns started by Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey of Radical Partners, a social innovation accelerator, looked for ideas to improve libraries and the airport and netted hundreds of ideas. In just a couple of days, this one has already gained considerable steam out of the gate and already looks like it will be the most fruitful one yet. Ideas include ways to improve the city's walkability and accessibility, incentivizing the use of public transit with perks from your workplace and prevalent wifi en-route and improving GPS tracking of buses and trolleys through apps.
The New Tropic rounded up some of its favorites thus far: See them here.