Our friends at Bicycle Colorado have partnered with Strava and the Colorado Department of Transportation to make Strava Metro data available to local planners, agencies, and bicycle advocacy groups (like BCS). As part of this effort, a team from BCS made a trip up to Denver in July attend training hosted by Bicycle Colorado on the Strava Metro data driven bicycle and pedestrian planning system. The Colorado Department of Transportation has purchased the Colorado state Strava Metro data to be made available for cities and organizations. This data will help us see where our corridors are, and aid in planning for future corridors and connections, allowing us to build a better network for our residents and visitors.
Now, all we ask of you is, log as many rides as you can with Strava. Strava isn’t just for Mountain bikers or roadies any more. This tool is only as good as the data input into it. The more data we get, the better image we’ll have of how our transportation network is utilized by bicyclists. This means we want you to record your ride to the store, your commute to work, your ride with your family, if you do it on a bike record it on Stava.
Strava is a free ride tracking app that can be used on a smart phone with GPS. you can also join the Bicycle Colorado Strava Club to see who else is riding and traacking their miles. Be sure to tag #yourridecounts on social media. Learn more about Bicycle Colorado’s effort to use strava data to improve bicycle infrastructure in our state by going to www.yourridecounts.com