Journey Planner & Community Website

Travelwest, a division within Bristol City Council, is the authoritative body for all things travel in the West of England. We’ve worked closely with them to develop smart digital tools that allow the public to make informed decision around travel, with a specific focus on sustainable transport. The full scope of work covers an interactive journey planner app, custom website design and digital communication tools.

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What we did

UX & Planning
Website Design & Development
Multimodal Journey Planner App
Email Marketing
Custom Photography

Journey Planner App

Journey Planner

The travelwest journey planner is a multi-modal travel app that combines route planning with real-time information, offering people a variety of travel solutions and departure information for a given route. Functionality includes:

  • Plan end-to-end journey options
  • Choose from a number of routes depending on travel time
  • Plan private transport routes
  • View routes, departures and arrival times
  • Access timetable information and real-time information
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Routes and Real Time Information

This section combines routes and real-time information for bus and rail routes around the West of England. It allows a user to search for transit stops around their location, plot multiple routes on a map and find live departures from a specific stop. Functionality includes:

  • Location of transit stops from a location
  • Customisable map displaying multiple bus routes
  • Real-time departures and arrivals
  • Timetable information for a given route
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Unlike other Journey planner application the travelwest timetables feature returns full departure information for any give bus routes. It’s a simple two-step process with added functionality to further personalise a timetable specific to a users requirements. Functionality Includes:

  • 24 hour bus departure information
  • Personalisation of timetables
  • Visualisation of timetabled route on a map
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Community Website

CarPlus Interactive Map

We combined several datasources to create a custom-mapping tool that displays the location of all carclub cars around Bristol and Bath. The tool was integrated as a widget in the CMS and can be displayed on any page across the site. This tool is built on Angular.js.

Automated RSS Email Alerts

We integrated an automated mailing feature that triggers emails if certain content is uploaded to the site, such as travel alerts and disruptions. We worked closely with Travelwest to segregate and structure their database to ensure people received relevant emails. This feature has been a huge success; it has streamlined internal processes, increased traffic to the website and created a communication stream with the public.

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