Welcome, The Ohio State University Cyclists!

We are now collecting bicycle trip data of the Ohio State University’s bicycle riders to inform our research on planning bicycle-friendly environments. Bicycling has many benefits in terms of health, cost, environment, moderate travel speed, and transportation sustainability. Making our campus more bicycle-friendly is very important to us.

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There are few route choice data in the research of bicyclists to help analyze their actual route choices and environmental preferences. Data collection is very essential for bicycling research, so this is why we launched this project. Your participation to this study will help us better understand bicycling behavior and route choice, and help make better informed infrastructure investments. We will continue collecting data until December 1st, 2016.

This research is conducted by the City and Regional Planning section of the Knowlton School of the OSU, and is funded by the NEXTRANS of United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).

If you have any questions or concerns about our research, please contact our research team at park.2329@osu.edu.

What am I going to do?

We encourage you to use the open-source smartphone application, CycleTracks™, which will collect GPS data. You can download the CycleTracks™ app for iPhone and Android (free) anytime and activate it after you install it in your smartphone. Any time before you start riding a bike, you can tap ‘start’ and after you finish riding, you just have to tap ‘stop’. After each trip, please choose your trip purpose among multiple travel mode options. For more detailed instruction, please see the page titled “About CycleTracks”. Your input is much valued!