Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New app tracks where cyclists actually ride, helping plan new bike paths

An excerpt

For cities it’s not only a way to plan new routes but to better understand how to take care of existing bike paths. "When local authorities are trying to improve cycling infrastructure with the resources they have available, it's very hard for them to know where to spend that money," says Lindgren. "Even just knowing where to focus their resources on filling potholes on cycle lanes. They just don't know which are the busiest cycle lanes. We felt like there was a real need for cyclists to be better represented in the data."

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