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Feature Request

Bicycle routes + google maps

We should work out a system wherein bicycle riders could search for easiest / most bicycle-friendly route between two points. Google maps has both car and pedestrian option; we need map system that helps cyclists find easiest route that shuttles them to routes with bicycle-friendly features (bike lanes, LAB, etc)

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Feature Request

Provide street closure information in a consumable form.

The City currently provides street closure information on several web pages, linked from here:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/roadworks/rwwork.htm

 

The information is an extremely difficult form to consume. This information should be provided in a more consumable form, either XML or using microformat markup. This would allow people to use this information in interesting ways, such as Google maps mashups.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Content/Information Architecture

Quick access to Civic Services Providers

I would like to enter my zip code and get the following list:

1. my official post office : website, [contact]

2. my official fire station: website, [contact]

3. my official police station : website, [contact]

4. my official user group/neighborhood association: website, [contact]

5. (elec, water, gas) utilities: website, [contact]

6. Trash collection, pickup: website, [contact]

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Content/Information Architecture

City Council Meeting Minutes, Video, Audio available next day

Meeting minutes as well as audio and video of all city council meeting should be available on the city website, as well as RSS feeds of the minutes and podcasts of the audio. This would encourage more active participation in city politics from citizens who cannot make it in person to the meetings.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Feature Request

Measuring Austin's Smog Levels

Smog causes cancer, asthma, global warming and makes living in a city generally unliveable. So why not post the smog measurements on the website as well as what we are doing to stop it? If Austinites are regularly monitoring and attempting to reduce smog levels, you'll see initiatives like lightrail, bike lanes and the cleanup of Cap Metro happen a lot faster. Let's set goals, and have big parties all over town if ...more »

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Feature Request

Resourcers for those in need

If you've ever filed paperwork with the city, you know it's a pain.

 

The city's website should include resources for people who are homeless and unemployed. This includes reading materials and contact numbers, and allows people to manage their cases online as need requires. Filing what used to be "paperwork" could be signed with a digital signature.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

General Ideas

Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data

We need something like Vancouver is doing. See this http://www.straight.com/article-220944/city-vancouver-set-back-open-source-open-standards-open-data Here is draft language THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Austin endorses the principles of: • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Austin will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting ...more »

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