application

name of the application

Cycle Atlanta

Reference

author(s), year

Misra et al, 2014 and Le Dantec et al, 2015

Description

short description of the application (one-two sentences)

An app for collecting data about cyclists and their routes within the city of Atlanta.

deployment

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

Real-life deployment via Google PlayStore.

Target population

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

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, …)

bicycles

coordination

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

GPS-signal and camera.

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

localization

what type of qualitative data is gathered

The recording of specific locations with photos and text descriptions and the collection of optional demographic data including a self-assessment of cycling ability, cycling history and current cycling frequency as indicators of comfort level to aid analysis.

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.)

Location and traffic patterns.

reporting method

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

website

visualisations

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

On the website there is a link to the map where you can choose between attributes to be displayed on the map. Ride purpose (commute, social, errand, school,…), rider type (strong & fearless, interested but not concerned,…), gender, age, ethnicity. The different attributes can be shown on the map by different color codes.

incentives

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

A form of public advocacy that changes how cyclist interact with local policy making.

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 through the map on the website. And they can seperate different travelers on the basis of different demographics.

limitations

gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

not defined

remarks

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

Uses the GPS capabilities of smartphones to save and upload routes to provide basic data on how cyclists navigate the city. Extra features are: the ability to note with photos and textual descriptions of specific locations as either issues. The app also includes the collection of additional demographic data, including cyclist ability and history as indicators of comfort level to allow analysis of route data around an established taxonomy of urban cyclists, and to enable correlation with existing cyclist count and census data.

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