CycleLane uses the iPhone’s and Android's GPS support to track users’ bicycle trip routes. It's simple to use: tap “Start” to start recording your ride, “Save” at the end, and specify a purpose (commuting, shopping, exercise, etc.).
Data representing the purpose, route, date and time are sent to Lane Council of Government’s (LCOG) servers. For more information see our web page at http://cyclelane.lcog.org.
As part of an ongoing effort by local transportation planners, we are interested in knowing more detailed information about bicyclists’ route choice behavior. Primarily, we are interested in validating a current bicycle route choice algorithm based on research completed at Portland State University. This research has been implemented in our area and is used to predict a typical bicyclist’s route between a given origin and destination pair, taking into consideration a number of factors found relevant to Portland cyclists. These factors include exposure to auto volumes, topography, facility type, stops, and others. It’s very exciting research! Once we receive local bicycle rider information we can then complete the implementation of the route choice model, doing a much better job of accounting for Eugene-Springfield bicyclist behavior.