San Francisco cyclists can now download CycleTracks, the free app that generates maps and statistics of your rides that you can share with friends. The app is now available on Android phones and iPhones.
Time and route data are saved for you and also transmitted to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to improve the bicycle component of their travel forecasting model,... read the whole note.
Well, it could be worse, but it certainly could be better, too. Transportation for America just released a report on the most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. The report takes into account the percentage of residents who walk to work and the average annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people to acheive a "Pedestrian Danger Index," or PDI. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area... read the whole note.
Women serve as an indicator species for the health of a city's cycling scene; so says Scientific American in a recent article titled "How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road." The author argues that because of factors like gender roles and risk aversion, the proportion of women riding within a city can help urban planners gauge the success of their strategies. The article reasons that female... read the whole note.