Thursday, April 3, 2014

CYCLODEO shows cycling routes in Nijmegen

The cycling visualization platform CYCLODEO presents clear and concise cycle route information through the synchronization of HD video content (collected from the cyclists’ perspective) with a geo-coded online map. This allows web users to visually check route characteristics including, safety, traffic levels, relief, alignment, local points of interest and landmarks of journeys for cyclists before they travel.

Here are some videos recorded by CYCLODEO showing how to access De Vasim, the location of the International Cargo Bike Festival 2014.
The videos were recorded in full HD and you can set the quality to 1920x1080 by clicking on the bottom right side of the video player.

Over the past few months, CYCLODEO launched in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Copenhagen, New York and San Francisco. It received a wide international coverage in very influential publications such as Fast CompanyNBCEuronewsForbesDailyMail, and Mashable among many others. CYCLODEO was one of the winners of the Cycling Visionaries Awards at Velo-City Vienna in 2013.

The CYCLODEO platform can be used for: 
  1. Monitoring the bicycle traffic 
  2. Identifying dangerous sections of the road network
  3. Classifying cycling paths based on their type and comfort 
  4. Highlighting infrastructure quality for Transport Planners 
  5. Visually demonstrating infrastructure improvements (before/after views). This way, citizens can be visually reminded of the good work going on to improve cycle route infrastructure with new routes.
  6. Complementing existing initiatives to promote the benefits of cycling toward a larger audience through social media 
  7. Showcasing picturesque/touristic cycle routes, 
  8. Supporting tourism marketing initiatives as well as encouraging cycling in and around tourism venues/areas 
  9. The platform can also be used as a fun way to teach cycling at schools.
  10. Bike to work schemes to encourage more coworker to cycle to work
  11. Showing visitors how to access a venue (such as the hospital or a university) by bike from the city's main hubs (train station, supermarket, city center... etc). It would be a good and unique complement to the standard maps that are found in most contact pages of their websites