– Weather in your city: Maybe you should take an umbrella with you before you leave to work?
– Transport: How to get from point A to point B by car, bus, bike or walking?
– Cycling: In which
areas in your city you should be more careful because they have a high probability of accidents, etc?
– Education, which schools are in your area? What kind of schools are there (private, public, just for girls or just for boys, mixed, etc?) Are these good schools? If they are not that good: What could be the reasons? What needs to be improved?
– Travel, meals and entrainment: Which are the best place to go out to eat? Which places have been having hygiene problems? Which are the most visiting cities around the world?
– Health, hospitals and clinics: For example, if you are new in a city it would be important to know for you: Where are they? What is their speciality? If you are having problems with your heart, which would be the best option to go and get a treatment? Which are the problems of hospitals and clinics and how can it be improved?
– Crime and security: Where are the most dangerous/safe places in your city? What could be the reasons? What can the government do, the citizens, etc, to improve it?
So, as you can see, all around us is information and the most important thing is to know where look for it.
Did you know for example that real-time information on Dublin’s bike rent system is now available under an open licence? On the 7th of October 2014, JC Decaux tweeted this (https://twitter.com/JCDecauxDev/status/519412419844931584) and you can find it now on https://developer.jcdecaux.com/#/opendata/vls?page=getstarted under an open data license comparable to CC-By 2.0.
So, What kinds of things do you worry about?