Tag: Cycling

Catching up with Collideoscope

It’s been a while since we looked in on Collideoscope, our project for reporting and collating data on cycling collisions and near misses, developed in collaboration with ITP. But what better time than now, when days are short and accidents

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Improving safe routes to school through champions for open data

The following post is based on a presentation to a Safe Routes to School National Partnerships webinar, “Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking.” The accompanying slides and t…

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Cycle commuting analysis of Bristol

We love it when our API comes in useful for academic purposes. This is a guest post by Richard Thomas. Bristol: Typical cycle commute time For my MSc dissertation, I investigated determinants of the proportion of people who choose to

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Let Us Now Praise Open Data and FOSS

Or, Everything I Needed to Know About Geometry I Learned from King’s Quest VI Continue reading on Medium »

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Investigating Road Traffic Casualties in Leeds

BLOG WRITTEN BY LIAM BOLTON, ODI LEEDS ASSOCIATE This year ODI Leeds embarked on an ambitious project focusing on road traffic casualties in the city. Using open data from Leeds Data Mill, I began exploring the Road Traffic Accidents datasets

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Chris Froome’s Tour de France heart rate: closed, shared or open data?

This post was created automatically from a feed, and was originally published at: http://theodi.org/blog/chris-froomes-tour-de-france-heart-rate-closed-shared-or-open-data British cyclist Chris Froome’s ability to navigate the perennial relentlessness of the Tour de France has come into question in recent days. His speed through some of

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From concrete to telepathy: how to build future cities as if people mattered

(An infographic depicting realtime data describing Dublin – the waiting time at road junctions; the location of buses; the number of free parking spaces and bicycles available to hire; and sentiments expressed about the city through social media) (I was

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Visualisations for the England Cycling Data project

As part of ongoing efforts for the England Cycling Data project, we’ve been keen to get visualisations done, to show the extent of the data and to show where merging needs to be done. Shaun from ITOworld – who are experts

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England Cycling Data project

The England Cycling Data project aims to incorporate open data on cycling infrastructure released by the UK’s Department for Transport into OpenStreetMap. We’ve started taking account of a greater range of information about cycle routes in OpenStreetMap (the project from

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Taking CycleStreets cycle routing another step further: surface quality, barriers, traffic calming, lighting

We’re pleased to announce a series of upgrades to the routing that have been rolled out in the last few months. We’ve extended the range of OpenStreetMap tags that the CycleStreets routing engine uses to find cycle routes. This has

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