Uber Movement, a tool aimed at making planning cities better, is now live and open to the public. The tool will share anonymized GPS data and traffic information collected from over two billion Uber trips with the aim of, among others, helping city planners identify trouble spots and keep the traffic flowing.
Earlier in January 2017, Uber announced the availability of the tool to a closed user group. Now, anyone can access the tool.
Follow these steps:
Visit Uber Movement.
Sign in using the email and password you use to log into your Uber account.
Select the city you want to explore.
Currently, the platform has travel data for Bogotá, Manila, Sydney, Australia, Washington, D.C., and Boston. More cities will be added to Uber Movement in the coming months according to the ride hailing platform.
Uber Movement Travel Data for Washington D.C.
Although the data will is being released publicly, Uber has said that no rider details will be shared. The data is taken from historical data collected through the app – routes that were taken, and how long it takes to travel between various areas in different cities.
The announcement also coincides with the official introduction, on 30 August 2017, of Dara Khosrowshahi as Uber's new CEO.