The Project - Redway Routes App

The final decided topic of the hackathon was a redway routes app.

Many people expressed a wish to use the redway more, both for environmental and personal reasons, but noted that they had difficulty navigating the redways, planning a route, knowing fun places to visit and knowing the safest places to go.

So far the app has:

  • Map of the redway routes driven by OpenStreetMap and Graphhopper
  • Routing by start and end point using estate names in Milton Keynes
  • A list of steps for your route

In the future we plan to expand the app including:

  • Using the MK Smart data hub to pull in information about local areas to help plan your route with more precision
  • Provide multiple routes for riders
  • Allow the user to select their 'current location'
  • Provide information on recent problems or incidents along routes and allow users to report them
  • Add a facility to have the route spoken to you whilst you ride
  • All sorts of other awesome integrations!

Are you a developer?

Our project is open source as such we'd love you to contribute.

Here are a few ways you can be involved:

Who’s involved

In the press

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MKhackathon Talk at MK Geek Night 8 September 2016

In classic bait-n-switch fashion, we got a talk at the exclusive MK Geek Night on Thursday, 8 September! As the event is sold out as per usual, we will post up our presentation afterwards. You can follow us on Twitter @MKhackathon @MKgeeknight #MKhackathon #MKGN 

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Community Action MK invite you to hack the redways

The MK Hackathon is an initiative organised in conjunction with The Open University, Cranfield University, Milton Keynes based software house Juxt, and Milton Keynes based UX designer/developer Jessica Lovegood. More information on their website.

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