[Source: Aleksandra Chojnacka, CityCircles] — Are you a resident who lives near the light rail? A first-time rail rider? A frequent rail rider? A tourist just passing through town? A carless techno-neophyte who needs a guide for downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa? If so, CityCircles is for you.
CityCircles is a collaborative platform where users and journalists work together to create and share information around each light-rail stop. That includes news, events, promotions, classifieds, and social networking. There’s even a community improvement tool that helps our users create, join, and accomplish projects that make the city a better place for everyone. Think of us as the context that makes your urban experience more meaningful, your digital sidekick in the city.
CityCircles is a Phoenix-based startup. It is supported in part by the Knight Foundation, a Miami-based institution that dubbed CityCircles (Daily Phoenix) one of its News Challenge winners in June 2009. The international contest awards startup funds to the best new media ideas each year.