Strava - over 7 million activities collected a week
In Colorado - 45k+ bike users, 451k+ Commuter trips
In Boulder - 18k+ bike users, 334k+ bike trips
In Denver - 15k+ bike users, 119k+ commuter trips
Commuters identified by:
Name of activities (e.g. to work, to home, etc.)
Smart metrics (e.g. people won't commute 100 miles on the bike)
Have found that cyclists patterns change not between commuting and recreation, but between commuting and group recreational rides in the morning when there are many cyclists and the car traffic is relatively light
Mission is to find in additional missing GIS data that can be added to the maps.
Strava sells the data to DOTs and then there is a trickle down effect to all of the people using this information in the State.
Can use this information to make "after the decision" analyses to see what the impact has been from an infrastructure change.
Strava Metro is about bringing data to the communities ... it is not a silver bullet.
It's all about brining parity between car data and bike data.
Strava Metro works great when integrated with the city data collection programs (e.g. combining the Strava data with the city's counting data). The data correlates very well bringing a lot more validity to both data sets.
Strava can infer a lot of information about its users. They are currently running their first male/female route preference study in Queensland, Australia.
Question - How do cities justify the ROI's?
Engineering firms can contract Strava looking for this data
Sole source provider
Strava has contracted through each of these vehicles
DOT's with a dedicated geo-analysis team get the best benefit from this data.
Question - How do we get widespread adoption
Answer - Local advocacy groups
Question - What do teh users feel about providing their data with government
Answer - 85% of users polled where OK with this. It's important that no point data is shared with governments, just the aggregated data.
Clark RTransportation Research Center for Colorado
Hosted by Alejandro from CU - PHD candidate researching Uber and Lyft
Josh from NREL - New Concepts Incubator. creating cross cutting urban initiatives trying to get everybody talking from planning to building, transportation etc.
Dave Sax Streets blog Denver, Rich Via Mobility services , Peter City of Aspen engineer,
Eric Stonebreaker and transportation planner recent grad, Bradley Torrance Transit , Matt Jones GO Boulder, Clark Rider CU Boulder Transportation,
Jennifer People for Bikes, Brianne CU grad student (how do attitudes towards the environment affect behavior?).
Via Mobility - working/focused on elderly and those with disabilities. Fewer users comfortable with technology
Aspen - needs an agency that can bring heft to their transportation education/communication efforts. Josh asked if they have partnered with the research community to come in and do analysis. Question of equity, distribution and decision making is one of the biggest challenges. Need to show community that
Who would fund this organization? The University systems would be the backbone of the organization. University Transportation Center would be the first step - would need to be apolitical and outside of CDOT. Would need to engage the for-profit entities as well.
Funding becomes a key component - University funds some research, cities would need to fund projects...
Via used CU Capstone projects on two different efforts
Portland State has a transportation institute doing similar things. Research is not the issue, but making sure the people who need and can use that data is the key. Organizations who can get out the word and the info are key. Step one is getting to the Stakeholders, politicians, set
People for Bike and boundry organizations can help with this...getting the message out.
Bradley - getting data out of the system and making sure it is understandable and relevant is another key.
Need one organization that is bringing focus and everybody working on the issues knows that they are the center point for info, research, etc.
Safety is a key issue for CDOT and maybe the way to approach them. Need to fully understand what their end goal is. Car-centric. Is health a key issue for CDOT
Funding??? We can't go half in. Getting everybody, all stakeholders on board is key. But it will be baby steps
Mike Giddens - Colorado Information Marketplace - data.colorado.gov, published bike and ped counts. from Crestone Digital
Gaby - from Orlando, worked for 3-county MPO, top 5 in bike/ped fatalities for years in a row. Used 2 types of technologies: Strava, and Ecocounters. CDOT has some out there.
Clark RAnthony from Toole Design Group , Wesley from City of Arvada, Brianne from CU,
Data.colorado.gov Colorado Data marketplace has bike ped data
Ken Brubaker at CDOT would be a contact for the marketplace
Is Boulder tied into this data set and adding to it?
Wesley DFHWA and FTA $$ can be used to purchase bike counters, for FTA the counter must be within 3 miles for bikes or 1/4 mile for peds.
Mike: Why were these stations chosen? Why at this time?
Gaby: MioVisio system detects the pedestrian and the software counts it, but they need a backup for validation and a 2-hour count costs $5000
Mike: There was an app that could film outside a window and automatically count pedestrians.
Anthony: There's a local company, All Traffic Data, that can do miovisio counts.
Gaby: Our plan in Orlando (3-county area size of NH), needed to me mobile, Nat'l Bike Ped Documentation Project methodology. Manual counts, recruiting volunteers, selected intersections to count based on different factors: Crashes, land uses, special districts. Main priority was safety. Intersection list was compiled. Reached out to GPS companies (Garmin, MapMyRide, etc) nobody would sell the data. Used Strava. Would you sell the data? At the time, it was only $5000 for one year worth of data. They were able to pull out rides from 6-9AM, for example, for <10 miles, or for PM peak. Those are commuters- Strava has now implemented a commuter button. For Spandex riders, 30+ miles, enhance their safety by adding "Share the Road" signs for example.
Anthony: was Strava data corrected for demographics, etc?
Gaby: Manual counts from staff people: if X users are using this roadway every weekday, then we can do a manual count, and found out that on average, Strava trips accounted for 6% of manually-counted trips. FLDOT bought the data for statewide, did their own analysis statewide, and Strava was about 5%. In Portland, Strava numbers were closer to 10%.
Clark: ZAP, an RFID bike registration, etc. that you can put up big RFID counters, etc.
Anthony: City of Portland does use signal controllers to do bike counts. Portland uses inductive loop counters and puts them just in the bike lanes, doing advance detection in bike lanes. In CO we use video detection.
Clark: Are they doing this in Boulder?
Clark RCDOT has infra-red counters available to use at no-cost
Wesley DNearMeDC: Push notification system for things going on around you (road construction, etc). CodeForAmerica program.
Clark RDenver has Walkscope app. Check it out. It is similar to digitizing a walk audit. Might be perfect for CU. Jill Locantore
Bike Maps .org...opensource option for people to report collisions
CSU and Anthony worked together with WIKI maps for locational based questions.