Crowdsourced Bike Planning in Blacksburg

A local bike club and some researchers at Virginia Tech have teamed up to build a web-based mapping survey to gather data on cyclists’ trips. Cyclists are being asked to enter their everyday routes. The data collected will be used by the Town of Blacksburg to plan bike and pedestrian infrastructure improvements.

The survey website was created by the Center for Geospatial Information Technology, with strong encouragement and support by the New River Valley Bicycle Association, who will help rally cyclists to enter their data.

VT News has the full story, “Geospatial researchers assist local planners through participatory mapping surveys.”

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