CyclePhilly App Launches
May 7, 2014 Leave a comment
Calling all cyclists with smart phones! With a new app called CyclePhilly, you can record and report your biking routes, travel times, and trip purposes. The aggregate data, which will include a map showing your and other participants’ rides, will help planning agencies and their partners improve area bike infrastructure.
The CyclePhilly app was developed by volunteers with Code for Philly, a branch of Code for America, in partnership with DVRPC, the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and SEPTA. It is the first bike route mapping mobile application for the Philadelphia area.
The CyclePhilly app is available for free in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Visit http://www.cyclephilly.org to learn more.
June 26, 2014 Update: Preliminary results after two months indicate that the app has collected data from more than 5000 bike rides in Philadelphia. WHYY’s NewsWorks recently wrote about the app here.