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.|
|Organizations||Code for Philly, City of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission|
|Contact persons||Corey Acri|
|Media||nextcity.org, planphilly.com, bicyclecoalition.org, technical.ly|
|Source code||github.com (backend for apps and web tools), github.com (Android app), github.com (iOS app)|
|Tech stack||Java (Android app), Objective-C (iOS app), SQL, PHP, Firebase|
|Replications||Cycle Atlanta (first deployment), Austin, San Francisco|
|License||Android App and iOS App GNU General Public License|
|First steps||1. Read this article|
|2. Get your local planning commission onboard|
|3. Fork the code|
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