Problem: Urban planners have limited awareness of how pedestrians, visitors and commuters move around within a city and selected areas. This lack of understanding results in services that don’t match people’s expectations, suboptimal citizen engagement and experiences.

Questions to be answered: How many people are visiting in a particular area? How long do they stay? How often do they come back? When do they come? Where are they coming from? Where do they go next? What services should we create in those areas that best serves the needs of visitors?

Project Update (January 25, 2019)

In Q1, SMC Labs will be piloting a people and mobility analytics project. This project will use RadioLocus mobility analytics service and utilize San Mateo Counties public wi-fi network deployed across the county to understand visitor mobility patterns. The results of this pilot will be used to help urban planner, economic development organizations and transportation agencies develop new services.