Transport 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
The scale of helmet infringements
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According to NSW infringement records from 2010/11, riding your bicycle in an “incorrect position” could cost you $54, oh, and all you Strava dudes and dudettes getting out of your saddle trying to smash your K/QOMs on that uphill segment, watch out, you might be accused of not sitting astride your saddle ($54). Joking aside, there are some serious insights in this little dataset. 6,533 riders in NSW either weren’t wearing a helmet or didn’t have one fastened. That was 70% of infringements in 2010/2011. Here they all are, some are funny “riding furiously”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
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
Rideable Bus Stop

Posted On February 8, 2015By RideableIn Transport

Rideable Bus Stop Ad

Rideable bus stops around SydneyRead More
rideable map

Posted On June 14, 2014By RideableIn Data, Transport, Visualisations

A new take on cycle mapping

Rideable has pulled in some data from the Census of 2011 as well as bicycle infrastructure layers from the Roads and Maritime Services to produce a new kind of map. You can click on the layers in the left hand navigation menu to switch off/on data as you like. This map includes: Journey to work data (Census 2011) for each council area of Sydney – check out how many people in your area cycle to work Cycleway infrastructure (separated cycleways, shared paths, road shoulders and mixed traffic) courtesy of RoadsRead More
New Map Coming
Rideable is pleased to announce a new map coming to our website this week. Now you can learn even more about your cycle network by clicking on a shared path or cycle lane in your area and seeing who maintains the infrastructure and the components that went into building it. We’ve also pulled in some nice census data from 2011 to help visualise how people in their LGA get to work. We sure have had fun making this map, we hope you enjoy it too. Coming this week on rideable.Read More