Budapest Cycle Track

Just the day after I wrote about BAM I bumped into this piece of news about a project called Budapest Cycle Track. The creators attempt to collect traffic data via iPhone and Android apps to map popular bicycle routes through the capital in order to find out where new tracks are most needed.

The app itself doesn’t have much functionality other than mapping, calculating the distance and sending over the data. This is where I see the issue, similarly to BAM. Why would anyone bother loading up an app just to supply data. Many would, I guess, but if penetration is the goal, something like this won’t be enough.

At the time of writing this only 114 km was submitted to the website. The visualisation would be created once they reach 10.000. I have my doubts.

Not to mention, given the current leadership, building new bicycle tracks look like to be the lowest priority.

3 Replies to “Budapest Cycle Track”

  1. Everything has to start from somewhere, and I also feared that who would freely give up personal data.

    However in one month, we did collect 3500 km and decided to map these tracks, not waiting for the 10 000 km . This map will be included in the next updates which does give functionality to the app:

    Where cycle all the other cyclist?

    This is quite useful if you are in an area you don’t really know the routes near by.
    Since this is a hobby project at the moment we are very pleased with the results and hope that cyclist will also appreciate it.

    Should you have any ideas which would be useful for you, just let us know.

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