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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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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.

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9 votes
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Better Online 3-1-1

City 3-1-1 needs a better platform. More user friendly, easier to track your issues and see others on a site specific level (mapping).

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9 votes
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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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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.

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6 votes
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Welcome to Austin Feature

A "Welcome to Austin" page(s) would be very useful. Each new city I've moved to (or looked to move to), one of the first things I look for is the city website. A newcomer's package...some sort of basic 411 on the City itself. Moving is a huge hassle, and I think not having to search through 42 unmanageable front-page menu items would be a big positive that will help endear newcomers to Austin and make newcomers comfortable ...more »

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e-Services and accessible format

CoA should focus on e-Services, including online accessible fillable forms, online submission of permit applications, reservation requests for facilities (with reservation/payment via PayPal). Most importantly, implement web design standards across site (see example of text underlined at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/development/bpinfo1.htm#FAQs)

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Austin Energy Consolidated Bills Online

Allow large customers of Austin Energy (organizations that have more than one meter and therefore more than electricity bill) to get a consolidated report of the billings and energy usage online and downloadable as a csv and/or excel file. Doing so allows large customers (such as institutions and businesses with many campuses in Austin) to have a baseline energy audit. Currently, that data is locked away in paper bills ...more »

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See your energy consumption over time, vs neighbors, vs 'average-ness of temp' etc.

People should be able to see their energy consumption graphed over time, e.g. month by month over a number of years. And also as compared to various other pieces of data: residential average, average for similarly sized houses. Also shown in conjunction to monthly deviation from the average temp for that month, for e.g. Things that could allow one to see how one's work to lower personal energy consumption is going (and ...more »

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City Web Site

What happened to all the surveys people did a couple of years ago? Can those responses be posted?

 

It has to be Spanish/English. I would like two avatars, so you can post a question to her/him and get a response that way.

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City wide notification system via mobile devices

A mass notification system - in the event of a power outage, storm, crisis, or other city wide event; a message could be sent out to all users via a number of different communication options that the user could select (SMS, Recorded call, E-Mail, maybe even Twitter) providing the users with a short description of the event and any special instructions/precautions that people should heed.

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