#openimpact — Cycle Philly


Source: PlanPhilly.com

Cycle Philly is a smartphone-based project to collect voluntary data on cyclists’ bike route preferences. The data generated supplements the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s existing demographic data, and helps us understand from a network perspective how bicyclists move through the city — and provide another data resource to help prioritize improvements.


What does it do? Records bicycle trips and provides data to regional transportation planners to make Philly a better place to ride.
Outcome Makes Philly is a better place to ride — More bicycle trips. Less pollution.
Project page cyclephilly.org
Organizations Code for Philly, City of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Contact persons Corey Acri
Media nextcity.orgplanphilly.combicyclecoalition.orgtechnical.ly



Source code github.com (backend for apps and web tools), github.com (Android app), github.com (iOS app)
Data used No
Data generated Yes
Tech stack Java (Android app), Objective-C (iOS app), SQL, PHP, Firebase



Replications Cycle Atlanta (first deployment), AustinSan Francisco
License Android App and iOS App GNU General Public License
Maintenance costs/month tbd
First steps 1. Read this article
2. Get your local planning commission onboard
3. Fork the code
Interested in replicating this project? Join our DataLook #openimpact Slack channel or hit us up on Twitter.
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