Community Tools and Resources¶
There are a multitude of tools and services available to help with the creation, implementation, and consumption of GBFS. Below is an extensive, although by no means exhaustive, list of tools and services.
Third Party GBFS URL Directories¶
- Bike Share Research: BSR aims to facilitate the curation of bikeshare service data through collaborative and open data platforms while making it API accessible.
Proprietary (non-standard) Vendor APIs¶
- CityBikes: REST API for aggregated bikeshare data from around the world. Powered by pyBikes.
- fluctuo Data Flow: Realtime vehicles location API. Exhaustive and reliable standardized data on free-floating mobility services available in real-time.
Software for Creating APIs¶
lamassu: GBFS aggregation service, which aggregates, optionally enhances, and republishes any number of GBFS feeds. Also, provides a GraphQL API and performs on-the-fly validation.
mapintelligenceagency/gbfsQL: Wraps any number of GBFS feeds into an easily consumable GraphQL API. Merges relevant feeds and supports real-time updates for clients via Websockets/GraphQL Subscriptions.
OpenTripPlanner: An open source platform for multi-modal and multi-agency journey planning, as well as returning information about a multi-modal graph (using data sources such as GTFS and OpenStreetMap).
- Bikeshare Map: Global real-time maps of bikeshare systems around the world.
- Meddin Bike-sharing World Map: A map of the world's bike share services.
- CityMapper Webapp: Webapp with trip planner and route status for over 30 cities.
- OpenTripPlanner Client GWT: A Google Web Toolkit-based web interface for OpenTripPlanner.
- 1-Click: A virtual “trip aggregator” that assembles information on a wide variety of available modes: public transit, private, rail, rideshare, carpool, volunteer, paratransit, and walking and baking. Open-source on GitHub.
Native Apps (open source)¶
- findmybikes: an Android app for trip planning and automatic recording (source code).
- MonTransit: an Android app for trip planning and automatic recording (source code).
Native Apps (closed source)¶
- GBFS/Open Data Viewer: Visualize micromobility and other open data.
- GBFS-Viewer: View micromobility data in your browser.
- GBFS Validation and Visualization: The French NAP has developed a web interface to visualise GBFS feeds.
- BikeshareClient: dotnet client for GBFS written in C#. Enables dotnet developers to create apps and services using data from GBFS Bikeshare systems.
- gbfs R package: Functions to interface with GBFS feeds in R, allowing users to save and accumulate tidy .rds datasets for specified cities/bikeshare programs.
- GBFS Validator: Go implementation of client, server and validator for GBFS
Other Multimodal Data Formats¶
Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS): Formed by the International Parking Institute, the British Parking Association, and the European Parking Association, APDS is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to develop, promote, manage, and maintain a uniform global standard that will allow organizations to share parking data across platforms worldwide.
City Data Standard - Mobility: An open data standard for data exchange between cities and shared mobility operators.
Data Standards and Guidance for Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations: Standards and/or guidance to be used and adopted by the transportation community collecting, managing, an sharing status and real-time data for transportation planning and operations.
Dyno-Demand: A GTFS-based travel demand data format focusing on individual passenger demand suitable for dynamic network modelling developed by San Francisco County Transportation Authority, LMZ LLC, and Urban Labs LLC.
General Transit Feed Specification: A GTFS feed is a group of text files that contains infrequently changing transit data, like stops, routes, trips, and other schedule data. Transit agencies typically update their GTFS feed every few months.
General Travel Network Specification: A planned data specification for sharing travel demand model networks.
Managed and Tolled Lanes Feed Specification (MTLFS): Proposal for a schema that comprises of MTLFS and defined the field used in all of those files developed by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
Mobility as a Service API: A set of open documents and test suite that defines a MaaS-compatible API.
Mobility Data Specification: A project of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF), MDS is a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) focused on shared mobility services such as dockless scooters, bicycles, mopeds, and carshare. Inspired by projects like GTFS and GBFS, MDS is a digital tool that helps cities better manage transportation in the public right of way.
SAE Shared Mobility: Standardized terms and taxonomy for shared mobility services.
TOMP- API: Transport Operator Mobility-as-a-service Provider (TOMP) API development Github.
Transactional Data Specifications for Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations: Technical specifications for transactional data for entities involved in the provision of demand-responsive transportation.
Transit ITS Data Exchange Specification (TIDES) Project: A proposed effort to create standard data structures, APIs, and data management tools for historical transit ITS data including AVL, APC, and AFC Data.