Explore & Understand Bicycle Traffic in the City

Cycling is a key mode of transport for our future mobility. CycleTripMap provides the necessary qualitative and quantitative information for traffic planning and routing. It is based on the behaviour and experience of cyclists and developed by the AIT in cooperation with Radlobby Österreich.

Popularity routes are calculated based on the CycleTripMap popularity index.

The Popularity route (bold line, top) is calculated based on the CycleTripMap popularity indicator (bottom) and shows different results than ordinary shortest path or shortest travel time routing (thin lines, top).

One key indicator provided by CycleTripMap is the popularity of a road compared to alternative routes in its vicinity. This information can be used for traffic planning as well as routing.

Popularity is calculated from a set of GPS trajectories and can be parameterized. The popularity visualized in the following map was calculated using anonymized GPS tracks provided by the campaign Radelt zur Arbeit (collected by 1,300 cyclists on 27,000 tracks totaling 180,000 km from April 2013 until July 2015) and parameterized to extract roads which are popular for long-distance routes.


full screen map

For more details on the scientific methodology behind this work see: Straub, M., & Graser, A. (2015). Learning from Experts: Inferring Road Popularity from GPS Trajectories. GI_Forum ‒ Journal for Geographic Information Science, 1-2015, 41-50, doi:10.1553/giscience2015s41.

If you are interested to learn more, contact us.