Check out your community on transit!

Do you want to get better at using public transit to get around your community?

Nadia's favourite transit phone app is Moovit. She uses it to find busses and figure out the routes she can use to get to her favourite places! One of her favourite things is the live directions that help her know when to get on and off of a bus.

On this experience, meet up with host Nadia and get the app on your phone. Then, explore how to get to a nearby place - maybe your home, the mall, a library, you name it! You'll travel somewhere together using the app. Nadia can show you the different features of the app along the way.

-how to use different features of the app

Moovit

-set saved addresses, find local bus stops, get live directions that help you figure out when to get on and off transit,

-this app works even without data if you've loaded your destination first!

To explore this experience together, we can...: Meet up with Nadia and download the free Moovit app onto your phone or tablet
-: Practice using the app to get somewhere in the community. Learn how to enter the addresses you need into your "saved addresses", find local bus stops, and get the live directions you want.
-: Talk about how Nadia uses this to find her way around the city. What are her favourite features?
-: Learn all the different functions of the app, and how it can be beneficial to you!
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 2 people at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: outside
Getting here: What you need to know.
If you're meeting Nadia at the Tim Horton's, it's located right across from Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain Station. If you came by Skytrain, you may have to cross the street. If you're driving, there is an alleyway in front of the Tim Horton's for easy drop off. A large number of busses come to Joyce Skytrain station also, including the #26, 27, 28, and 41.

Nearest skytrain station: Vancouver - Joyce–Collingwood
Skytrain meetup: Yes: I prefer to meet them at the skytrain
Should I bring money: Yes, please bring bus fare unless you have a Compass Pass. You can also buy a coffee or a snack.
What else should I bring: Bring your phone or tablet and Transit Compass Pass! Wear the right clothing to be outside in the rain, sun, or whatever weather it is!
When you book it, the Host will need to know: Do you want to download the app before the experience?
Afterwards, you could go to: Google Maps to learn another transit tool: maps.google.com
Reflection Questions
What locations could you travel to with this app?

Tags: Transit; Moovit; transportation
Listing created 2 Nov 2017