New TfL Live App Data Will Help You Find Parking Spaces and Avoid Traffic

By Gerald Lynch on at

TfL has today announced it's expanding the amount and types of open data feeds it offers up to app developers, in an attempt to ease congestion on London roads and to help commuters find parking spaces.

The first new stream will offer information on all 61 of London Underground's station car parks, giving those who drive in for the first leg of a journey before ditching the car at a tube terminal a heads up on parking availability. While location, cost and overall parking space numbers will be available for all 61 car parks, 23 will also have dynamic information, giving updates on exactly which spots are open.

In addition, a second data stream will tap into TfL's "JamCams", giving developers access to traffic data along key public transport road routes. As well as offering static imagery, the data stream will also give developers access to five second, Vine-like looping videos, giving a clear indication of traffic levels on routes covered.

TfL is also preparing to roll out data on road safety statistics and ongoing roadwork schemes.

Developers looking to leverage the new data in their apps can gain access for free over at Close to 500 transport apps already tap into TfL's open data streams. [TfL]