Maps Category

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
Sydney Green Grid

Posted On November 10, 2015By RideableIn Maps

Sydney business meetings are just a walk in the park

Sydney green grid map Fancy a lunch time walk or picking a more healthy relaxed route to work? Check out this map from NSW Government’s Architects Office (how posh does that sound!) to help plan your walking journey taking in Green Spaces and steps taken from origin to destination.Read More

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
3D elevations and journey times

Posted On September 16, 2015By RideableIn Maps

Brisbane Bike Share 3D elevations and journey mapping

With the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress just around the corner, we’re betting it won’t be long before the visitors are chucking a leg over a Lipton Cityshare bicycle. This map will work out the nearest bike station (little yellow lipton symbol) to your starting point (the little walking symbol). It’ll do the same for the end point The map works out how long it’ll take to ride between hire stations and suggest a route for you too – bonza! See map hereRead 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
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: RideableRead More
Map Key
A new kind of cycling map for Sydney Our Beta version of Desktop Map features routes submitted by Sydney commuter cyclists as well as Journey to Work data and cycling infrastructure found in and around central Sydney. We hope this map will be of use to town planners, councils and the general public when trying to understand what infrastructure there is and how it is being used by commuter cyclists. Rideable heat maps Journey to work data featuring cycle mode share by Local Government Authority Bicycle infrastructure (dedicated, shared andRead More