A lot of work has gone into expanding the Berlin mobility data platform over the past year. The mobility data platform “Digitale Plattform Stadtverkehr” (DPS) makes traffic and environmental data freely and digitally available to all interested parties.
Since the beginning of the year, a lot of new data has been connected to the platform. Air quality and traffic measurements are now displayed on the platform, as are the latest messages from the traffic information boards and waterways. For example, daily updated car and truck speeds and volumes, as well as the volume of cycling traffic at the respective locations can be visualised in diagrams via the traffic detection data and downloaded for further use. The display of road works provides information on the duration and extent of closures. Furthermore, the capacity of large public car parks, Jelbi and Nextbike stations can provide information on intermodal transport. The new routing function also supports this. In addition to classic routing elements, this also includes a recheability analysis. For example, this can be used to get an overview of which places can be reached within 30 minutes from a starting point, depending on the means of transport (see illustration below).
Just as important as the work on the frontend, i.e. what appears on the screen at the end, is the work on the backend. A database has been set up here that can be used, for example, to carry out simple analyses of the long-term development of traffic. Weiterhin können Zusammenhänge zwischen Verkehr und Umwelt aufgezeigt, analysiert und für eine umweltfreundliche Verkehrsplanung genutzt werden. The available data is offered for free via the Berlin Open Data Portal (daten.berlin.de).
However, the expansion of the data platform is far from complete. In order to provide up-to-date and high-quality data on a permanent basis, there are still many tasks in the coming months and years. A clear dashboard with current traffic information, for example, is to be published shortly.