Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Services
Data from RiderLog
RiderLog provides unparalleled detail on bicycle rider travel in Australia. The data is suitable for corridor and strategic planning and research.
RiderLog is an iPhone App that allows riders to log their cycling trips using the GPS built into the smart phone. This GPS data, with the permission of the user, is recorded on a server for subsequent analysis. The dataset provides cycling trip information that is unparalleled; for the first time it is possible to understand the movement of riders across an area rather than simply the volume at specified locations (as provided by manual and automatic counts).
Figure 1: Bike transport routes in Metro Perth
The data provides new insights into rider travel at a metropolitan, municipal and local spatial level.
Examples of typical uses include:
• bicycle plans and strategies
• monitoring and evaluation of cycling infrastructure projects
• safety research
• demand forecasting and route choice modelling.
Complex spatial queries can be performed on the data, such as:
• trips starting, finishing or travelling through a specified municipality or region
• trips starting in one region and finishing in another
• individual link catchments (‘select link analysis’).
Figure 2: All weekday cycling trips passing through Swanston Street (north of Collins Street) in Melbourne (‘select link’ analysis)
The database retains simple demographic data on riders (gender, age) as well as detailed trip information, including the trip purpose (transport, recreation), time of travel and travel time.
Data outputs are available as maps in print ready formats. Bespoke formatting is available, and geodata can be provided in standard GIS formats.
RiderLog is an initiative of Bicycle Network Victoria. Data analysis is undertaken in collaboration with CDM Research.
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The City of Fremantle's RiderLog keeps track of riders in the metropolis.