Little is known about how cyclists move around in cities today. If there’s data available, it’s closed and restricted data sold by one single app provider or static data collected through manual counts. If we want to have more people cycling in cities and make the bicycle as easy and logical to opt for as the car, we also need to get the same data insights into cyclists’ behavior as we do have about car transport.
To make the Bike Data Project work we ask for a simple favor from the cycling community. We ask different types of cyclists (e.g. commuters, delivery riders, sportsmen and tourists) to track their bicycle rides via their preferred mobile application and donate their data to our community-driven bike data platform. Some people already track their activity for training purposes. That’s great but we also really want to take into account the short routes like commuting to work or just taking a quick ride to the grocery store. In return, the anonymous aggregated cycling data will be opened up to the public and can be freely used by anyone. The collective data gives us patterns we can use to demonstrate our cause.
With this link you can also join our Bike Data Project Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/bikedataproject/shared_invite/zt-hr00amgw-elYn9WbdFHLta8qQKW_wvQ
18:30 Introductions - tour de table 18:50 Project presentation Bike Data Project (including the next steps) 19:15 Q&A 19:30 Brainstorming sessions in different teams 20:10 Closure and final remarks
provide open data to decision makers, citizens, communities in order to make cities more liveable
one platform connecting and aggregating to different existing apps (Garmin, Strava)
not only from app : import files kml is also possible
based on crowdsourcing: cyclists are sharing their data
global bike data platform open source
a mobile app is existing but not available for the moment
in partnership with Brussels mobility
building an open source ecosystem of tools to analyse and visualise open bike data and obtain smart cycling insights.
set up the platform
project launch last week : 370000 rides - 6 millions km
opening aggregated anonymized data in Nov
diving into data during a specific event
add more meaningful graphs and stats
add more maps, especially open source alternative (OSMand) and FabMob tracker
publish aggregated anonymised data
Very interesting project from an activist in Amsterdam: https://dirkmjk.nl/nl/2016/12/rood-licht-voor-fietsers
local communities needed in different cities
spread the information, tool and platform
How make this project more sustainable ? sponsors ?
Let's create an overview of all available open bike data sources and keep this list up-to-date with the help of the community (crowdsourcing).
Diversity is key to make this project successful: what other ways exist to collect cycling data?
It would be great if users could upload their KML files from Google Maps to the Bike Data Project.
Also schools could benefit from the Bike Data Project: can we set up a seperate project with some schools to learn how everyone comes to school?