Map from Google Maps.

Map from Google Maps.

Preferential Assistance

A variety of competing NYC wayfinding bots have proliferated over the past decade. The CitiBot provides instant information about availability and locations of CitiBoats, CitiBikes, Citi_eBikes and CitiCars. NYCtranspoBot is a third-party attempt to consolidate all the information from the various forms of transportation available and integrate those to provide a single, personalized recommendation for the fastest mode and route. NYCtrafficBot utilizes the Open Data platform to inform the user about current traffic blockages and predict where new ones will form. Most New Yorkers have become accustomed to accessing a cocktail of these bots to inform them while commuting.