A shared language for the world's streets.

SharedStreets is a non-profit digital commons for the street. It's a data standard and a platform that serves as a launching pad for public-private collaboration and a clearinghouse for data exchange.

More than lines and points on a map, SharedStreets is a system for sharing actionable information across city and company lines, and helps communities around the world better understand and manage their streets.

How it works

Universal data standards

SharedStreets data standards are a global, non-proprietary system for describing streets, designed to support the complexity and interconnectedness of our modern transportation system. SharedStreets standards support the exchange of a variety of street-linked data, public or private.

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Data processing and analysis tools

State-of-the-art data processing, visualization and analysis tools build on SharedStreets data standards and provide public and private sector innovators with new ways of working with complex data sets, and new insights into managing streets and urban mobility.

Infrastructure for data sharing

Secure, resuable tools for data exchange replace costly one-off relationships with SharedStreets' universal distribution channel for aggregated, anonymized data. Combined with standardized licenses, the SharedStreets platform helps transport authorities look beyond "open data," and develop ways for working with privacy sensitive information and experiment with new forms of public-private collaboration.

Pilot Applications

Traffic and safety

Using aggregated, anonymized data derived from in-vehicle sensors, the SharedStreets safety platform can measure and manage congestion and monitor where unsafe driver behaviors such as speeding, hard braking and rapid acceleration occur. With this tool, cities can identify opportunities for street redesigns before crashes happen and measure subsequent safety benefits.

Curbside management

The SharedStreets data standards allow cities to map their curb regulations, as well leverage new kinds of data to better understand curb use. With this tool, cities can reduce idling and circling vehicles, redesign streets to best match current demand, and lay the foundation for new dynamic pricing to better manage city streets.

Transit and shared mobility

The SharedStreets platform merges existing transit data, traffic volumes, speeds and other metrics to improve transit operations and manage congestion. This tool allows cities to know how many people (not just vehicles) a street is moving, and better allocate street space to improve the operation of the street for person throughput.