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This morning a colleague taking the bus to work spotted me out of the window as I went past on my bicycle in my own little world, enjoying the  sun on a shared path running parallel to the bus route on the main road. Acting quickly he turned on his Strava to see who would be the fastest to work, the bus in the bus lane or the unbeknownst rider taking the less busy back roads.Read More
Making The Grade
Steep slopes can be a barrier and potential hazard for not only bike riders but pedestrians and those with mobility impairments (e.g. those in wheelchairs). So we thought it might be useful for planners and advocates to look at a map showing which roads are steeper than others. The Gradient Map displays average slope for a road segment and have been classified as follows: Less the 3% Grade (ideal for attracting novice riders) 3% – 5% Grade (attracting novices becomes increasingly difficult above 3% – see below) Above 5% Grade (should notRead More
CyclistsVsRunning

Posted On October 5, 2015By RideableIn Data, Maps

New cycling map from ESRI Story Maps

Cycling Vs. Running ESRI Australia have pushed out a cool map which allows you to compare running vs cycling activity in Australian capital cities – give it a go it’s fun! Strava is an app that many cyclists and runners use to track their routes. The bar in the middle lets you swipe between two heat maps.  The redder/pinker areas indicate higher activity than the cooler blue routes. Left = Cycling Activity Right = Running ActivityRead More
Pricey fines for motorists in Sydney
Rideable mapped out the data behind an article by Business Insider Australia Speed Camera Article, published 26 August 2015. “The speed camera focused on northbound traffic on the Eastern Distributor in the tunnel between Oxford and William streets, is what NSW treasurer Gladys Berejiklian would call a nice little earner, courtesy of the Roads and Maritime Service.” Source:Read More
Look-whos-walking
We’ve remixed some census data from from 2011 to help us understand how Sydneysiders walk to work. We wanted to get an idea of how walkers ‘flow’ from home to work. Full size visualisations is here Source data: http://www.bts.nsw.gov.au/Statistics/Journey-to-Work/ RideableRead More
The most liveable cities according to
Three different takes on measuring “liveability” by three different publications. We popped the results in to a simple Venn diagram to see which cities are common in each of the top 10 ranking liveable cities from Mercer, Monacle and The Economist. Vienna, Vancouver and Sydney make all three!Read More
10 of the most
Mixing ‘top 10s’ from different, often very subjective, independent surveys can be somewhat misleading, but it is fun! The definition of ‘Liveability’. We picked the Economist’s measure of Living Standards which uses “data such crime rates, health statistics, sanitation standards, and expenditures on city services. Their primary clients, government and corporations, are interested in assessing “the degree to which expatriates enjoy the potential standard of living in the host location”. Ref Of course, when looking at ‘Bicycle Friendly’ cities, the popular go to website quoted is Copenhaganize. Interestingly the top ten most bicycleRead More
Census data for cyclists
Ever wondered how Sydney connects when it comes to cycle commuting? Check out our new graphic (in beta) on the link below which uses Census data to show how our communities connect to each other while on the daily commute. Latest visualisation here How does it work? Click, zoom and pan around the Sydney region to see which areas are connected (inbound and outbound) through cycle commuting. And here’s the source data: http://www.bts.nsw.gov.au/Statistics/Journey-to-Work/default.asp If any one is interested in the code used to create graphic please let us know and we’d be happy toRead More