application

name of the application

CycleTracks

Reference

author(s), year

Misra et al, 2014 and Hood et al, 2011

Description

short description of the application (one-two sentences)

Collecting of GPS data of cyclists’ routes.

deployment

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

Real-life deployment via Google PlayStore, Apple AppStore and the SFCTA website.

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

open source

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

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

localization

what type of qualitative data is gathered

Trip purpose, which is important to distinguish the difference between utilitarian and recreational travel.

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.)

Distance, time, average speed, chosen route.

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.

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

The users can access their on saved trips to get an overview of maps and statistics on their own cycling behavior.

incentives

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

The user could, when not recording, view a list of saved trips with maps and simple statistics such as distance, time and average speed.

applicability of results

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

Data representing the purpose, route, date and time are sent to the Transportation Authority’s servers.

limitations

gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

The mode choice utility specification for the bicycle alternative is currently a simple linear function of distance, ignoring the benefits of bicycle facilities and the dissuasive effects of hills.

remarks

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

At the beginning of each trip, the user selected a trip purpose and then the phone recorded GPS coordinates until the user canceled the trip or indicated that the trip was complete. At this point, the user reconfirmed the trip purpose, entered a comment to accompany the trip (if desired), and submitted the data to the web server. Think of it as a travel survey that asks you why and where you are riding, but automatically maps your route rather than asking you to write it down from memory.

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