We recently made available the route data for all our current Cycle Superhighways and the new Quietway 1 so developers can accurately map the existing cycle network in their apps, making it easier for cyclists to find and use these routes. The data will be regularly updated as more Cycle Superhighways and Quietways are completed in the coming years.
The promotion of these cycling routes is part of the delivery of the Mayor’s new blueprint for a healthy London, which will see increasing physical activity put at the centre of a wide range of GLA and TfL policy, setting out how it could transform the lives of millions of Londoners. The new route data complements the extensive data we already provide on cycling in our API and as downloadable files. Here’s an overview of what’s available.
A Santander Cycles docking station: The promotion of cycling routes is part of the delivery of the Mayor’s new blueprint for a healthy London.
London has one of the most accessible transport networks in the world, but whilst we have made progress on accessibility, we recognise there is an enormous amount of work still to do.
It’s important that wheelchair users know if a station is step-free, and if it is, whether the lifts are working that day.
A quick look around any room of developers will suggest that women in tech are woefully underrepresented. In fact, this 50-odd percent of the population only take up around 16 percent of tech jobs, seemingly for historical, cultural and practical reasons.
That situation is reflected at TfL, although we have some strong initiatives that are designed to reduce this effect. Another way of balancing the imbalance is by strengthening the community we already have, so I was delighted to take small part in an afternoon as part of a week of activities, talks and events for International Women’s Day, which was organised by TfL’s internal Women’s Network and Siemens.
Charul Gupta, TfL Online’s Digital Product Manager, discusses the importance of gender diversity at the Women in Tech event.
As our city grows, so does the demand for transport. This means that it can get very busy at specific times at the most heavily used places. Some customers have told us they would like more information to help them avoid the very busiest times and places when they have the flexibility.
Today we’re releasing new London Underground data to show customer volumes and movements in stations and train occupancy for a typical weekday, so you can see the busiest locations and times on our network. This will enable open data users to create features for planning quicker and more comfortable journeys.
With London’s population growing rapidly, demand on Tube services is higher than ever and we hope the release of this new data will help tackle crowding
Following my previous post on January 19, I can now confirm specific dates and timings for the implementation of our new configuration to TLS 1.2 and 1.3.
We’re implementing our new configuration to TLS 1.2 and 1.3 as a phased approach, starting at 10.30 tomorrow morning
Future Cities Catapult & Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing top innovators together to work on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services, with the London Innovation Series from January 23-27. Join the London Innovation Series, where I will be amongst a large number of presenters, to learn how to build digital services for cities and government in a new and fresh way.
This is an update to the previous post I published on Wednesday 21 December 2016, letting developers know that they need to update to a newer version of TLS.
Update: Open data users should aim to update their tooling to support modern TLS versions (1.2 and 1.3) by Wednesday 25 January
On Tuesday 20 December at 14:40, we deprecated support for older cypher suites such as SSLv3, TLS 1.0 & 1.1. This is in line with security best practice and helps protect our free services from the security issues identified in older versions of these technologies.
We’ve rolled back our change, giving open data users extra time to update their tooling to support modern TLS versions (1.2 and 1.3)
Taxis are an important, trusted and iconic part of London’s transport system, and they also offer a vital service for disabled people. There are currently around 640 taxi ranks in the capital, serving key locations and one in five of all taxi journeys start at a rank. We have released the location of all London taxi ranks in our Unified API, allowing open data users to enhance or develop new apps and products for customers planning taxi journeys.
Taxi rank data for ranks closest to stations, such as this one outside Waterloo, is now available to app developers through our Unified API
London has continuously grown over the centuries, with conurbations and smaller dwellings overlapping and joining together to form the greater London area that we know today. This means that the ways in which areas of London are defined can often be inconsistent or confusing to those not familiar with the city, and we aim to enrich our bus stop location data to offer a wider geographical context and to help people understand London’s localities at a glance.
(Left) Borough, Postcodes, Stations, Wards. (Right) An example of perception of local areas