Austin bicyclists can track trips, rate their rides, and help the City use and improve a “comfort map” of bicycling routes in Austin with the Ride Report app. See the map hereand download the free iPhone or Android app.
View live web map to see the ever-evolving, crowdsourced Austin “stress map.” Colored lines indicate the stress level (from red to green) reported by people on over 46,000 rides to date. Cyclists, use this crowdsourced information to select a comfortable route. Image above is detail captured August 2017.
About Ride Report
Was your last bike ride great? Or not? Use the Austin Ride Report app on your smart phone to track your trips, rate your ride – and help improve Austin bikeways. After each trip, the app prompts you to rate the route you just took – it’s simple, just click “Great” or “Not Great.” The trip reports and ratings (as anonymized and aggregated by Ride Report) become crowdsourced feedback shown on a map that also helps ATD staff improve biking routes in Austin. Our goal: More “high-comfort, low-stress” bikeways for all.
Both the iPhone app and the Android app for Austin are now new and improved, so please download the latest versions today.
Download the app, turn it on and let Ride Report run in the background. (It turns off temporarily if your battery gets low.) For more information, or to report issues in using the app, visit the app developer’s FAQ page online.
Automatically detects and logs your bike rides
Awards you trophies, kudos and other encouragement
See a graph of your miles ridden, and your all-time stats
The map shows low-stress routes – consult the map to select a good one
Benefits for Austin
The City is gaining the first-ever view of Austin’s biking network that shows where people are biking, and their reported level of stress (both streets and trails).
Ride Report feedback will help to inform how the City prioritizes investments in the bicycle network – every “not great” rating tells the City where dollars may be needed, and best spent.