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Big Data | Electric Vehicles | public transit

Exploring Bike Infrastructure Opportunities in Dallas

April 25, 2019

With the right support and infrastructure, bikes can extend access to and from other modes like transit, serving an important last-mile connection. In fact, as transit ridership drops in the U.S., boosting bike infrastructure may help reverse that trend. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky found the introduction of bike share increases rail ridership.

Bike riding is not only a healthy and affordable method of transportation, it’s also an important mode to link with public transit and extend mobility options. But bike-riding numbers in the U.S. are still quite low.

Dallas is one city that recently took a closer look at the bike-rail transit connection, with an eye to identifying where bike infrastructure could be improved.

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Big Data | Electric Vehicles | public transit

How Big Data Can Help Combat Climate Change

April 22, 2019

Earth Day invites us to reflect on our responsibilities on this planet, and the role(s) that individuals and businesses can play to help confront one of the greatest challenges of our time -- climate change. At StreetLight Data, we know that Big Data can immeasurably enhance planning and policy for managing transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, it is baked right into our company mission, “to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use in vehicles, especially by reducing miles driven through the pioneering use of massive mobile data analytics.”

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4 Ways Big Data Can Help With Electric Vehicle Charger Deployment

March 22, 2017

When we founded StreetLight Data back in 2011, our sole focus was to help educate and plan for electric vehicles (EVs). But we quickly realized that our transportation analytics would have a more significant positive impact if we expanded our mission. However, EVs are still one of my deep interests: I drove a Chevy Volt for several years before going car-free just a few months ago, and I focused on EVs in my early career at the Rocky Mountain Institute and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Based on my personal experience, I know we can do a better job of planning and deploying EV charging infrastructure. If we want to see wide adoption of EVs, then we must make charging more convenient and affordable while minimizing its impact on our electrical grid. Given the wave of new charging station deployments in the US and abroad, now seems like the right time to explain how Big Data can help.

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