Remix is a web-based tool that helps transit planners design routes more efficiently in any city, providing instant cost calculations and demographic impacts of proposed changes.

Remix is a startup which emerged from a coding hackathon. It is an online tool that allows users to draw bus routes across any city. The user can easily propose a bus route, schedule and service frequency. The user then instantly receives an accurate estimate of the cost of implementing the suggested route, the number of people living in the neighbourhoods that the route services, and other socio-economic factors to be considered.

I’m really excited about the future of cities. There’s so much opportunity to improve the way land use and transportation are planned, and how zoning is done. And this applies to cities all over the world—not just in the U.S.

Tiffany Chu – Co-Founder, Remix

According to the company, many transit planning departments do not have sophisticated tools for route-planning. Some even use a combination of physical maps, marker pens, online maps, and spreadsheets. More than two hundred transit agencies worldwide are already using the tool, which has a pro version as well as an open access tool.

Why you should care

Estimates suggest that improving major public transport around the world could boost the global economy by $800 billion. Remix provides an accessible, powerful and easy-to-use way of planning new bus routes and improving existing ones.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Good Health and Well-Being

By facilitating the adoption and increasing the efficiency of public transport, Remix helps cities remove cars from their roads and thus improve ambient air quality.

Reduced Inequalities

Remix optimizes public transport planning to make transport routes more affordable and accessible for all, including the elderly and disabled.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

More efficient public transport planning can generate reductions in emissions of CO2 and other pollutants, creating more sustainable and healthier urban environments.