Collecting and Visualising the Data
We decided to record movement data via smartphone. We have developed two Cycle Your City apps, one for Android and one for iOS. These allow the user to record and manage their trips. In addition, the Android app offers the option to expand the application with various gadgets, which can be used to automate functions such as starting and stopping the trip recording. This makes the use of the app more comfortable for the user and improves the quality of the collected data.
Since we want to make the representation of bicycle traffic in Hamburg as representative as possible, we do not want to rely solely on the data from our own apps. Therefore, we contacted other app providers to collect as much data as possible and to cover different personas of cyclists.
For visualisation, we use a multi-touch table running software designed specifically for Cycle Your City. This technology allows us to look at the data in a larger group and work with it interactively.