name of the application

Belgian Bicycle Counting App


author(s), year, Bossuyt et al., 2016.


short description of the application (one-two sentences)

Collecting data with regard to cycling, in order to create a more responsive cycling policy.


status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration, …)

Real-life deployment via Google Playstore and Apple’s Appstore

Target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists, …


software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

transport mode

which modes of transport can be monitored (bicycle, public transportation, car, …)



who can launch a campaign

There is no possibility to participate and launch your own campaigns.

Sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain data

Tracking method is not defined.

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

not defined

what type of qualitative data is gathered

Trip purpose.

what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health ; What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)

calories burned, CO²-emissions and traveled distance.

reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

Website and smartphone-based application.


method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

Combination of both via an individual and a global dashboard.


self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

Gamification by handing out prizes to the most active participants and by including social media to compare and share accomplishments with others, and a self-monitoring incentive by confronting participants with the benefits of cycling on a personal and an environmental level.

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?

Policy-makers can access the resulted data collection.


gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

Poort tracking abilities, fraud and the short time span of the project.


other important remarks for the review, links to other projects, …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *