Throughout the summer of 2019, the City of Chicago conducted an e-scooter share pilot project where permits for 10 companies wer eissued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). The pilot tested the viability of scooters as a mobility option and was designed to maximize safety and minimize sidewalk clutter.
As a condition for participating in the E-Scooter Pilot, vendors were required to make trip data available to the City. That data was used in the E-Scooter Pilot Evaluation and was posted to the City's Open Data Portal.
While there is an abundance of information and raw data, getting what we need to know from these datasets requires a skillset and comfort with data that not everyone possesses. At Narrative Science we believe data should be accessible to everyone.
We communicate through language, and therefore we should display data in a way that people understand.
That’s why we took some of this data and published a PowerBI report that combines visualizations with plain-English stories that anyone can read and understand, regardless of your comfort with data analysis and visualization. We did this through Data Storytelling and our product Quill.