Friday, September 16, 2016

Cycling in Bath

Bath Strava Metro 2015 is a very impressive mapped visualization of Strava data collected from cyclists in the UK city of Bath during 2015. The map includes a number of data layers which allow you to explore different aspects of cycling activity in Bath, such as the most & least popular roads for cyclists.

The 'Layers' menu in the map sidebar provides a number of options to turn on & off map features, such as roads, building footprints, water and rail. It also allows you to filter the data shown on the map by the amount of cycling traffic. You can therefore use this filter to only show the roads which have a high amount of cycling traffic. Alternatively you could use the filter to view only the city's roads which are unpopular with Strava cyclists (those with the least cycling traffic).

If you zoom in on the map you can see numbers on the map which reveal the total number of cyclists recorded on that section of road. If you click on the numbers on the map you can view more details about cycling traffic on this section of road, such as the number of cyclists traveling in each direction, and the average speed of cyclists (in both directions).

You can learn more about the map and how it was made on the Bath: Hacked blog.
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