Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing system, has been a great success thus far. The system is expected to become the largest bike sharing system in North America next year with the launch of 175 new Divvy docking stations. As part of this effort, Divvy is collected resident feedback on where the new stations should go using Shareabouts, a mapping tool to gather crowdsourced public input, created by OpenPlans.
Steve Vance has created a simple app that downloads all of the suggestions, cleans up the data from Shareabouts, and sorts them by number of supporters. You can also search the results for key words that people have submitted in the feedback. For example, if you search for ‘music venue’ it’ll return all the entries that contain music venue.
Here’s Vance explaining the app: