V3lo-scape

22/6/2014 Glasgow

Overview

Mash-up web application leveraging OpenStreetMap (OSM) cycle data to inform debate on Cycle policy.

Barrier This Solves

The relevant barriers here are "fear of the road" due to a lack of good infrastructure and ignorance of the relative quality of cycle routes.

This hack doesn't fix the first, but by interrogating and providing a view of the massive data resource that the OSM represents, the data can help illuminate the debate over investment in infrastructure and assists the public in lobbying their political representatives by arming them with facts.

On the second barrier, by highlighting areas of official cycle routes that are "on-road" (i.e. no cycling facilities), this should help people to plan their journeys and to avoid potentially unpleasant experiences.