ORcycle App; Use it For Better Local Data

via Josh Roll, Transportation Planner, Lane Council of Governments (LCOG)

Do you ride a bike?
Do you know someone who rides a bike?
Or do you know someone that knows someone that saw a Kevin Bacon movie with a bike in it?
If so this post applies to you!

We need members of our community to download and use the ORCycle smart phone app.

This app lets you log your bicycle route and pinpoint safety problems along your route.  Additional functionality lets you plot bicycle safety concerns anywhere in the region!  All you have to do is download the app and use it!

These data will be used in the upcoming CLMPO/Lane County Safety and Security plan, bicycle route choice modeling, and general system operations.

Starting this week, we are initiating as big of public outreach push as we can, getting the word out to the public and our partners through social media, official notification, work of mouth, and this email blast!  This post is only helpful if you do one of two things:

Other things you can do to help, become a twitter follower, like us on Facebook, share this email or our social media links with your friends, oh and download and use the app!

In case you needed a motive other than civic duty , users that log trips will be entered into a drawing for free stuff from local bike shops and retailers, though I suspect duty to one’s community will be sufficient.

Author: Shane MacRhodes

Contributor & co-editor. Papa. Active Transportation Professional. BEST Board Member.