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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
"Smart" Bike Bell Helps Riders Find Their Bikes In Crowded Amsterdam Bike Parking Lots
How do you find your bike in this mess?
How do you find your car in a busy parking lot? A lot of people will use their alarm system to flash the lights or make a noise. In Amsterdam, there are similar parking lots- for bikes. So without an alarm system, how do you know which is yours in the sea of metal? By using a bike bell of course. Not the old school bell though- a new "smart bell." A new app allows you to ring the bell, alerting you to your bike's location. At night, you have the option of activating a light instead of ringing the bell.
SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.
SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.