Geolocation Data Could Help Planners Design Communities that Require Less Driving

Route Fifty: Geolocation data generated from sources like cell phones, GPS devices and shared bicycle platforms promises to provide a wealth of information about where and when people are traveling that state and local planners and policy makers could incorporate into their work.

A study the Brookings Institution released this week serves as an example of the type of analysis that’s possible with this data, which offers ways to measure travel habits by trip purpose and distance.

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