The January/February 2019 edition of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) International features an interview with UC Berkeley Energy Resources Group (ERG) alumna Laura Schewel (MS ’11). Schewel is the CEO of Streetlight Data, a transportation analytics company she founded while at ERG. Streetlight Data uses anonymous cellular and GPS navigation data to study transportation patterns and develops analytical software to be used by municipal and regional planning authorities, as well as private companies and firms.
Schewel discusses how Streetlight Data fits into the planning process, emphasizing the need to educate decision-makers and ensure solutions are not only well-informed and comprehensive, but politically realistic. The company recently incorporated pedestrian and cyclist analytics into their flagship Streetlight Insight platform. On this new addition, Schewel comments, “My hope is that by being able to measure bikes and pedestrians, we can manage towards a future where these modes of travel are more prevalent.”
The full ITS International article can be read here.