Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mapping Cycling Traffic Density


CyclePhilly is a smartphone app for recording bicycle trips in Philadelphia. The app is designed to collect data that can help planners in the City of Philadelphia and Delaware Valley build better bike routes.

The CyclePhilly Data Summary Map provides a visualization of cycling density in Philadelphia during the period May-Oct 2014. The density of bike traffic on the map is shown by the color and thickness of the city's roads.

The types of cycling trip visualized on the map can be filtered using the 'Trip Purpose' drop-down menu. This allows you to view the cycling trip density by 'commutes', 'shopping', 'exercise' etc. This allows users to compare, for example, the traffic density of cyclists traveling to work as opposed to those cycling for leisure. This shows that the Schuykill River is one of the busiest locations for those cycling for leisure.
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