User-oriented guide to the use of smartphone-generated bicycle traffic data

From Communauté de la Fabrique des Mobilités



Short description: Big Data in Bicycle Traffic : A user-oriented guide to the use of smartphone-generated bicycle traffic data

Description: The present guide builds on two extremely positive trends: 1. Cycling is fun, healthy, easy on the wallet and environmentally friendly. Moreover, the bicycle is an extremely fexible and efcient means of transport. Cycling thus enhances not only the quality of life of cyclists themselves, but also the quality of life of a city as a whole. 2. The onward march of the digital revolution is opening up new possibilities for data collection and analysis, new participative data contents and the reorganization of existing processes by means of digital data.

Why not combine these two positive trends and use the obvious advantages of digitalization for local authority cycling planning? Good cycling infrastructure – a prerequisite for a high share of cycling in the modal split – has to be exactly where cyclists need it. It is amazing, but it is a fact, that so far, many local authority transport planners have not had any robust data on the precise routes taken by cyclists. This is where digitalization can help. In the research project entitled „Smartphone-generated behavioural data in cycling“, data of cycling movements were thoroughly examined and used as a model for cycling planning in Dresden. The fndings confrmed that the movement data not only provide an interesting insight into the local cycling fows but can also help to identify the needs and expectations of cyclists and incorporate them into transport planning. The present guide provides local authority planners and interested members of the public with an easy-to-use practical introduction to the topic of GPS data, and in doing so identifes potential for cycling planning and possible stumbling blocks in the use of these data. It encourages the use of digitalization in this sector as well and addresses key issues such as data protection or the challenges involved in interpreting the data.

Website: gps/20171214 Guideline WEB Engl final.pdf?lang=de

Tags: comptage, vélo, traceur, smartphone

Theme: Vélo et Mobilités Actives, Traces de mobilité et des données associées, Collectivité

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Challenge(s) related to this knowledge: Augmenter les connaissances partagées en cartographie et usages des véhicules et réseaux de transports, Améliorer la résilience des systèmes de transports et des solutions de mobilités

Community of interest: Communauté Vélo et Mobilités Actives, Communauté autour des traces de mobilité et des données associées

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