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ODOT releases ‘ORcycle’ smartphone app to collect biking data

Avatar by on November 7th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and a research lab at Portland State University just announced “Orcycle” a smartphone app billed as a way for bicycle riders to share “valuable information” with the agency.

Here’s more from an ODOT press release that just hit our inbox:

Gathering valuable data about how bicyclists use the transportation system has always been a challenge. Starting Nov. 10, a new Smartphone app created by the Transportation Technology and People (TTP) lab at Portland State University, in partnership with ODOT, will provide data that can help planners and others make decisions based on users’ feedback and facts never before gathered in one place. The goal of the app, called ORcycle, is to get cycling data from people who ride bicycles voluntarily contributing via their Smartphone, from anywhere in the state.

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Study: Separated bikeways mean better air quality for bikers, walkers

Avatar by on October 28th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Cycletrack on SW Broadway-4

Breathe easy in the cycle track.
(Photo © J. Maus)

An ongoing research project by the Department of Environmental Science at Portland State University is taking a closer look at how separated bicycle infrastructure (like cycle tracks) impacts the air quality and health of road users.
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