City Biking

Open Source NodeJS alexa skill for finding real time information on public bikes in your town.

Concept

You can ask the city biking alexa skill for information on the number of city bikes at stations across the United States. This alexa skill will understand fuzzy queries about particular streets and locations, and give you the number of free bikes at these locations in real time. Also has a database of facts on biking history and healthy biking you can tap into.

Find out how many bikes there are before you leave the house.

Works in most major US cities.

Submitted for the 2018 AWS Alexa Skill challenge - Tech for Good

Going after challenges:

  • Best Natural Resource Efficiency Skill (tracking and encouraging community biking).
  • Best Sustainable Transportation Skill
  • Best Use of Open-sourced Data (using open source biking facts to help users find reasons for biking).
  • Circular Economy Skill

Usage

You can ask the city biking alexa skill for information on the number of city bikes at stations across the United States.

  • YOU: Alexa, ask city biking for bikes in Los Angeles.

    • ALEXA: Here's your fact: ...
  • YOU: Alexa, ask city biking about bikes in Boston.

    • ALEXA: I found Boston, MA! Say a street
    • YOU: Brookline
    • ALEXA: Found a couple matches for Brookline, station at Coolidge Corner has... etc...

Supported Cities

Aspen, CO
Miami Beach, FL
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
San Diego, CA
Denver, CO
Boulder, CO
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Des Moines, IA
Charlotte, NC
Fort Worth, TX
Salt Lake City
Greenville, SC
Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO
Madison, WI
Nashville, TN
Omaha, NE
San Antonio, TX
Spartanburg, SC
Fargo, ND
Austin, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Milwaukee, WI
Evans, GA
Savannah, GA
Rapid City, SD
Pittsburgh
El Paso, TX
Battle Creek, MI
Dayton, OH
Philadelphia, PA
West Palm Beach Florida
Ann Arbor, MI
Portland, OR
San Ramon, CA
Boise, ID
Santa Monica, CA
Buffalo, NY
Washington, DC
New York, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Tampa, FL
Columbus, OH
Chicago, IL
Phoenix, AZ
Boston, MA
Orlando, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Ketchum / Sun Valley, ID
Minneapolis, MN
University of South Florida, FL
Long Beach, NY
Topeka, KS
University of Virginia, VA
Atlanta, GA
Chattanooga, TN
Kent State
Hoboken
Weehawken
Bayonne
Guttenberg
West New York
North Bergen
Liberty State Park

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