CoAXs

CoAXs is an open-source stakeholder engagement tool, built on Conveyal's backend, that seeks to support co-creative transport planning by allowing users to interactively view a metropolitan area's accessibilty landscape (e.g., potential to reach different types of jobs) and explore how accessibility might change through different types of public transport improvement projects, such as new bus services.

Click here for web-site with more info, here for a recent journal article describing the tool, and here for a video demonstration from the version used in the Barr Foundation project.

CoAXs has been used in workshops settings in Boston with various stakeholder groups (see below) and we are actively working to develop an application and test use in Chile with our partners at Catholic University of Chile.

Scaling up Co-creative Planning of Transit Corridors using Accessibility-Based Stakeholder Engagement

Sponsored by the TransitCenter. This project aims to demonstrate CoAxs' value for a specific community-based transit planning and advocacy exercise, working together with the LivableStreets Alliance in the Boston metropolitan area and examining bus priority measures.  From this experience, we will derive lessons for how these tools can become more widely applicable in a range of contexts, assessing the resources required to scale them up and ultimately unlock their promise.

Innovations in Participatory Design of BRT Systems

Sponsored by the Barr Foundation. A collaboration with the MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places Group, developing a tangible interactive environment for participatory engagement in BRT system design, at regional, corridor, and station-level scales (Dec, 2014-May, 2016).

The final report from the project is available here.