Cycl

Project Info

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Team Members


Kai Yang Lim , Callistus , Cass

Project Description


Cycl

Govhack 2022 entry for Alternate transport challenge:
How can we make NSW a cycling-friendly state?

https://hackerspace.govhack.org/challenges/alternate_transport

❔ Problem Statement

Currently NSW is not a particularly cycling-friendly state. From the NSW Active Transport : Cycling; Sydney Cycling Survey of 2011 and Sydney Cycling Survey of 2012, we can see across both years that about 40% of respondents last rode a bicycle in the previous year, signifying that nearly half of the population do not ride a bicycle regularly. 60% of respondents mainly ride bicycles for social/recreational purposes, with only roughly 30% of people taking essential trips (work, education and shopping) with a bicycle.

In contrast in the Netherlands - a country known for being extremely cycling-friendly - more than one-quarter of all trips made by Dutch residents are traveled by bicycle. Nearly 60% of trips are for essential travel (work, education and shopping). These figures are taken from the report here.

⛳️ Goal

With the above statistics in mind, we've identified that we can make NSW a more cycling-friendly state through the following areas of improvement:

  1. Improve the number of new cyclists in NSW
  2. Make it easier for the residents of NSW to make essential travel with bicycles as opposed to other modes of transportation

🚲 Cycl

Cycl is an app that aims to help people cycle around NSW with ease, and encourage more people to pick up cycling.

Cycl uses a mix of currently available open data and crowd sourced data from cyclists and the NSW community to achieve the goal above.

✨ Features

  1. Route suggestions are based on
  2. Recommending beginner leisure/scenic routes for beginner cyclists to get them into the habit of cycling
  3. Community building through recommending group cycling sessions for people looking for cycling buddies
  4. Recommending facilities and points of interests for cyclists along their cycling route, such as cafes, bike storage areas, water fountains etc
  5. Data and user feedback gathering that can be fed back to the local government to
    • Report infrastructure defects (eg. broken streetlights, potholes) to increase time to fix
    • Create new cycleways based on popular cycling routes
    • Identify and uncover new trends in cycling behavior
    • Provide requested cycling facilities based on user feedback

User Journey and Demo

Checkout the user journey and demo here

📝 License

We are releasing this code under MIT license and all content under the Creative Commons license.


Data Story


We used the Sydney Cycling Survey 2011, Sydney Cycling Survey 2012 and Cycling Facts 2018 - Netherlands to define the problem statement, goal, and drive feature development of Cycl.

We then used the Infrastructure Cycleway Data to drive route suggestions in Cycl, as well as to inform cyclist of cycling facilities along their ride.

We will also be using crowd sourced data for the feature in our app.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Infrastructure Cycleway Data

Description of Use Used to drive route suggestions in Cycl, as well as to inform cyclist of cycling facilities along their ride.

Data Set

Cycling Facts 2018 - Netherlands

Description of Use Used to define problem statement, goal, and drive feature development of Cycl.

Data Set

Sydney Cycling Survey 2011

Description of Use Used to define problem statement, goal, and drive feature development of Cycl.

Data Set

Sydney Cycling Survey 2012

Description of Use Used to define problem statement, goal, and drive feature development of Cycl.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Best Creative Use of Data in Response to ESG (AU)

How can you showcase data in a creative manner to respond to ESG challenges? How can we present and visualise data to stimulate conversation and promote change?

Eligibility: Must use a least one Australian relevant dataset - combining datasets preferred.

Go to Challenge | 31 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping Australia reach net zero emissions by 2050

Australia has a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. How can Australians use public spaces, including city landscapes to achieve these goals?

Eligibility: This question is open to all participants, excluding those currently working at CER, AER, DISR or ACCC.

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge.

Alternate transport

How can we make NSW a cycling-friendly state?

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.