Innovation and changeDigital TransformationTfL challenges app designers to utilise cycling data

TfL challenges app designers to utilise cycling data

Cycle Superhighway and Quietways data now available to app designers

Transport for London (TfL) has challenged app designers to improve their services to cyclists after expanding the data it makes available to them.

TfL has added mapping information for eight Cycle Superhighways and one Quietway to their open data portal, allowing developers to make it even easier for Londoners to find and use the best cycle routes. New Superhighways and Quietways will be added as they open.

The information, which is provided via http://cycling.data.tfl.gov.uk/, allows developers to accurately map out the existing network within apps and on websites. This can be combined with previously released open data, such as the location of cycle parking at London Underground stations and the location and availability of bikes from the 780 Santander Cycles docking stations across the city, to help cyclists plan their routes easily.

TfL’s real-time travel data is available to developers to help them create better products and services for customers. More than 600 apps powered by TfL data are used by millions of people every day, which includes live travel and journey planning information for bus, Tube and rail networks, data on station accessibility and information on the busiest times on trains and in stations on London Underground.

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Millions of Londoners use apps to navigate around our city every day, and by ensuring this cycling data is available to developers, we can make a big difference to the way journeys are planned.

“By knowing where the infrastructure is and when new parts are opened, cyclists can pick the best route for them, rather than simply following the way they would go by car or bus. It’s yet another way we are working to make cycling even easier for all Londoners.”

 

The release of the data forms part of the Mayor of London’s new blueprint for a healthy London. His long-term vision is to help encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle, by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

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