In many sunbelt and midwestern cities car ownership is so pervasive that denizens never consider other modes of transportation. This leads to heavy traffic, obesity, a higher rate of car accidents and a less coherent urban fabric. Such places probably won't ever have the multimodal culture of cities like New York or Amsterdam, but exposure to other ways of experiencing the city might lead to different transportation choices in the future.
Apropos of that, I designed a platform for user generated, augmented reality GPS based games. Using a simple set of tools, users can create tours, treasure hunts and geographic puzzles for others to play. The creation tools are open-ended enough to generate games that are as simple as a race from point A to point B to a Dungeons & Dragons-esque experience. New content is always being added, so there’s always somewhere new to explore in the city.