BikeBridge Cycling Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with the research project BikeMaps.org. With most bike collisions not reported officially, BikeMaps.org is a web map that captures crowd sourced data to fill in these data gaps. People who bike can report collisions, falls, near misses, hazards and thefts to the website or on mobile apps. The data collected is analyzed and will be made available to the City of Lethbridge and to BikeBridge Cycling Association for planning, maintenance and surveillance purposes. Cyclists can see where others have reported problems on BikeMaps.org to help inform their trip planning. The data collected from people who bike in Lethbridge will also contribute to larger scale research on bike safety and active transportation.
The promotion of BikeMaps.org in Lethbridge is supported by a Public Health Agency of Canada grant to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation and BikeMaps.org.
The official launch of the BikeMaps.org project for Lethbridge 2017 will take place on Sunday, May 7th at this year’s Jane’s Ride.
Jane’s Ride returns for a second year and the route will explore the highlights of our beautiful river valley with this guided cycling tour suitable for all ages and abilities. With different guest speakers at every stop on the tour, you’re sure to learn something new and have some great discussion. The route will be family friendly on mostly flat pathways, so road bikes or cruisers will be fine – no off-roading.
Jane’s Ride will be led by members of BikeBridge Cycling Association and feature special guests from the community and the City of Lethbridge.
What: Jane’s Ride and Official Launch of BikeMaps.org
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:30am
Where: Fort Whoop Up
Who: Representatives from BikeMaps and BikeBridge will be on hand