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Traffic events app

Some sort of at-a-glance app for major events which will impact traffic (sporting events, parades, maybe even planned protests and school breaks). Perhaps even events at Key Arena/Seattle Center. If feasible, road closures and suggested re-routes (i.e. Broad Street, SLU changes b/c of Mercer construction work).

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Wild Food Foraging Application

A guide to accessible wild foods. Visual identification tools and known locations map. Ample public road-side areas abound throughout the state, from which citizens could derive free basic nutrition. Buttercups, leeks, daisies, clovers, mushrooms, parsnips, chestnuts, watercress, wild lettuce, cattails and berries galore. I propose a moderated map interface, to provide free information to registered users on most likely... more »

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Open tennis courts

An app that would show the real-time availability of the city's public tennis courts. This would allow tennis players who arrive at court that is full to do a seach on their phones to see which nearby courts are not in use

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Government finder

An app that tells you what city office handles the service you need to access, including address, map, phone number, contact name if appropriate and website. For example, where to go to pay a ticket, get a business license, get a street use permit, etc. etc.

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All Things Snow

Seattle shuts down when it snows. This mobile app would allow the city and region to provide critical information to everyone, especially during those marginal times when it's either starting up or melting away and nobody is quite sure what's going to happen. Possible inclusions: --Metro Transit status --School closures --Requests for help by local agencies serving low-income and homeless populations --UW campus closure... more »

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RFP me

Government relies on vendors to bid on various contracts. There should be a central location where public contractors can easily identify which government projects they might want to look into, who to contact for more information, URLs that lead to more detailed information, relevant dates, etc. The easier we make it for people to work with us, the less overhead they'll have to spend looking and the less overhead we'll... more »

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(@davidkeyes)

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Park bench and viewpoint app

Where are those park and other benches that have a great view or are fun places to sit and people watch. Use existing data and/or crowdsource where nearby (park) benches are and let people add pictures and stories about life at those benches.

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(@davidkeyes)

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Disabilities and limited mobility routes

Identify from public data and crowdsource the easiest routes for wheelchairs, folks with limited mobility and parents pushing strollers. This could show publicly accessible elevators and other easy routes. It could overlay or analyze topographic map data. Also good stopping/resting points could be added. Eventually this could be linked to store and restaurant accessibility apps.

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5 votes
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Instant tourguide

Your family's in town and you have nothing planned. App would allow you to quickly access local museums, parks, public art and events based on your current location or an address you enter.

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0 votes
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Where is my scarf?

A way to check Metro's lost and found database to see if anything resembling your item was turned in, and to report an item missing so they can match it up as soon as they get it.

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10 votes
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What do I do with…? recycling app

A mobile app that answers the question "What do I do with…?" a wide variety of items. Based on a simple keyword search or category selection, use GPS to provide mapping/directions and contact info for hundreds of businesses in the Puget Sound region that accept unwanted items for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. A website version of this already exists, but a mobile version would be much more useful for folks on the... more »

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(@philmitchell)

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Crash, Hazard, & Theft Reporting for Bikes

Collecting good data on crashes, hazards and thefts helps make cycling safer and helps government improve transportation infrastructure. We have version 1.0 of this site -- Bikewise.org -- but there's a huge opportunity to build on what's there, add functionality and scale the user base. I co-founded Bikewise together with Cascade Bicycle Club and we'd be excited to have a startup team work on this. Contact me: phil@bikewise.org... more »

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Crowd source the emergency

A way to map reports from the street/field in a regional emergency. Residents could report what they know, governments/blogs/media could republish the pieces of the map specific to their communities.

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