Live information on London Underground car parks and improved traffic camera information are the latest open data feeds released by Transport for London (TfL).
They join a wide range of TfL data feeds already available, such as live travel information for all TfL services and details of planned roadworks and live road incidents.
Almost 500 mobile phone and online apps are already powered by TfL’s open data, providing up-to-the-minute information about the capital’s public transport and road networks.
The data, available free of charge at http://tfl.gov.uk/developers, covers:
- London Underground car park data: information about all 61 London Underground station car parks is now available online, including location, cost and the number of spaces. For 23 of these, a dynamic feed is available to inform people how many spaces are currently being used. TfL is working with its contractors to investigate expanding the feed to cover all LU car parks in the future.
- Video jam cams: as well as static images from TfL’s 'JamCams', which provide regularly updated images of the TfL road network across London, developers can now also access five second looped videos – similar to a Vine - from available TfL cameras. This allows people to see how traffic is moving along particular roads to help better understand live traffic conditions. The videos have also been incorporated into TfL’s live traffic website – www.tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews
Further improvements and data feeds are planned throughout this year.
These include simpler access to the annual road safety data, improvement work on tunnels and further data on schemes which are modernising the road network.
Future plans also include using historic and real-time data to provide more information on the predicted status of the public transport and road networks to provide customers with alerts in advance.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Mobile devices and new sources of data are making it ever-easier to help people avoid delay and manage their journeys.
"We are absolutely committed to making sure that we help people have easier journeys through the capital, and we are lucky enough to have a booming tech sector in London that is perfectly positioned to help us deliver on this commitment.”