This project was made possible through the Public Participatory GIS model. PPGIS allows all members of a community to actively contribute to revitalization initiatives using the latest web-and mobile-based technologies. This model aided the RU Bike initiative by accessing and documenting the perceptions of residents of New Brunswick. This is particularly valuable for this type of project because residents are more familiarized with the idiosyncrasies of local resources, and may have unique contributions that city or state planners are not aware of. The use of PPGIS allows for an assessment of local resources from those who use them on a day-to-day basis, legitimizing the evaluation and aiding city officials with simple and concrete data.
Please explore the RU Bike website to see how PPGIS was applied to New Brunswick biking conditions!