In last month's newsletter, we shared some information that we could gather from a single journey using a See.Sense ICON light. This time, we are excited to show a snapshot of the analysis coming out of our ability to crowdsource data. We have been running a data collection trial across three Australian cities; Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. This has been looking at journey patterns and road surface quality across all three locations.
Brisbane Routes Cycled Heat Map
We have created an overview of the cycling routes taken by our trial participants around the city as displayed above. This highlights the main areas of cycling activity along the Brisbane river and the South East Freeway. There are notable areas of lower cycling activity across the city, which can help build the picture of the primary commuter flows in Brisbane. Notable suburbs of activity can be identified, such as Capalaba and Alexandra Hills to the east of city centre.
Sydney Road Surface Analysis
The below plot is a representation of road surface quality, as measured by our sensor technology with an applied surface quality algorithm. In particular we can see the difference in road quality between the routes taken north of the river and the smoother journey along a designated cycling route towards Darling Harbour.
The junction with the ‘lowest’ road quality rating on the trial is highlighted on the map. A quick search on Google earth view highlighted pot surface quality at the junction, with a noticeable pothole present at the GPS location we identified.