Topic outline

  • Unit 1: Introduction

    Many cities now possess a huge amount of travel data. How can it be used to optimize transport efficiency and effectiveness? This course will provide an overview of open access data including the key benefits and associated costs. It will define the requirements for open data and address city-specific issues. The course will provide lessons learned from cities that have already implemented an open data policy and will help you answer the question, “Can it work in my city?”

  • Unit 2: Background and Context

    Travel data is used to provide multi-modal traveller information through a variety of media. This unit explains the different methods used, and the technology that is needed to make use of open access data.

  • Unit 3: Factors influencing the success

    Now we know that open data creates the environment to provide apps-based traveller information. The basic requirements for open data are the availability of the data and willingness of those that collect it to open it to 3rd parties. Once these requirements are met, open data can be implemented by addressing the factors that will help or hinder the success of the implementation of open data.

  • Unit 4: Preparation

    In the preparation phase, it is necessary to carry out activities that help to create the right conditions and involve the necessary stakeholders for putting the measure successfully into practice. This ranges from a transferability analysis and a review of the city’s context conditions to building up stakeholder networks. 

  • Unit 5: Implementation

    In the implementation phase, a number of issues can arise which need to be addressed methodically. This unit explains which issues to keep in mind and address at various stages of the process to ensure more successful implementation.

  • Unit 6: Conclusion

    What have you learned and what else can you learn from the TIDE project?