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Bike Hack Night

May is National Bike Month, so for our May meetup we're going to look at bike-based apps and data visualizations. 

• Tim Kelley of BikeArlington will demonstrate a proof-of-concept video visualizing cycling data from Strava users. 

• Sri Beidha from Redmon will introduce Arlington's bike trail counter web services. 

• Brian DeRocher will show us how to add local bike trails to OpenStreetMap, and how opencyclemap works. 

• Dave Pomeroy will show us "GPS ride art."

• And I'll be giving demos of visualizations using bike theft data, bike crash data, and trail-count data.

Other than CaBi, what other sorts of bike-related data is out there? If you have a bike-related app or data visualization that's creative and local, we want to see it!

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  • Jon B.

    Those interested in making Esri Story Maps, this month we'll be hosting maptime dc at our R&D Office in Rosslyn. Check it out n swing by, http://www.meetup.com/Maptime-DC/

    November 6, 2014

  • Brian D.

    And i just forked that project on GitHub. Anyone want to help me with this?

    May 12, 2014

  • Brian D.

    http://www.cyclephilly.org/ Philly Cylec app is here. We should have one for DC/VA/MD.

    May 12, 2014

  • Brian D.

    Space a little tight

    May 8, 2014

  • Tim

    May 5, 2014

  • Michelle K.

    Awesome meetup. Lots of very cool projects going on in the transportation civic tech space, and awesome impassioned transportation tech people!

    May 4, 2014

  • Kevin C.

    A splendid time.

    May 4, 2014

  • Joseph O.

    Hey, I got a few requests after the meetup for access to my visualizations and data about bikeshare stations. The website with the visualizations is here: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jowen/, and the source for everything is on github here: https://github.com/josephowen/bikeshare.

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great night of speakers! For those of you who want to participate in the National Day of Civic Hacking Hackathon, please check out the details and register at http://hackathon.codefornova.org

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael S: thanks for inviting me. Anyone who would like to see my ever growing portfolio of GPS bike art, join for free & follow me on STRAVA: http://www.strava.com/athletes/3415618 or view my posts on BikeArlington forum: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?6492-Strava-Ride-Art

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Brian D.

    My trace for the Commute Visualization Project is here http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/OpenBrian/traces/1698270

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. Fun, entertaining and very informative.

    May 1, 2014

  • Bob T.

    Biking and Strava are my thing so this was especially interesting.

    May 1, 2014

  • Bob T.

    From today's NY Times: A Timely Call for Bike Trails http://nyti.ms/1ttgCPe

    May 1, 2014

  • Charo

    So sorry to cancel last minute. I'm new to the group and cycling. I sprang my ankle and I'm disappointed I can't make it. I hope there will be a way to access some of the great info I'm sure will be shared tonight.

    May 1, 2014

  • Melissa M.

    Sorry for the last minute change, guys, but I can't make it to the event tonight. Sad to miss it - It sounds terrific. :(

    May 1, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Our hashtag tonight is #bikehacknight.

    My own presentation is http://mvjantzen.com/mobility/bikeapps.html

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Siromani

    I am waitlisted for this meetup. Just wondering if the waitlist moves on, is parking is available near the building. Is it street parking or any garages available near by?

    May 1, 2014

    • Paul M.

      Mobiity Lab is 2 blocks up from Capital Bikeshare and Rosslyn Metro at the corners of Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard. There's also on-street meter parking, a parking garage on 18th at the corner of 18th and Oak and I believe another one right before you get to CVS on Wilson.

      May 1, 2014

    • Siromani

      Thank you Paul.

      May 1, 2014

  • Matthew Trowbridge MD M.

    Unfortunately, in the end - can't attend. Any provision for lifestream of event or online recording of presentations afterward?

    May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Code for NoVA meetup group will be joining you guys for this! Really looking forward to it! http://www.meetup.com/Arlington-Code-Shop/

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Stephan A. P.

    Feel free to use the demand elasticity results and slides from http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/167122.aspx. TCRP Report 95, Chapter 16, Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities examines pedestrian and bicyclist behavior and travel demand outcomes in a relatively broad sense:
    --traveler response to non-motorized transportation (NMT) facilities both in isolation and as part of the total urban fabric,
    --effects of associated programs and promotion
    transportation outcomes
    --recreational and public health outcomes. TCRP Report 95, Chapter 16 focuses on the travel behavior and public health implications of pedestrian/bicycle area-wide systems; NMT-link facilities such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and on-transit accommodation of bicycles; and node-specific facilities such as street-crossing treatments, bicycle parking, and showers. The report also includes discussion of the implications of pedestrian and bicycle “friendly” neighborhoods, policies, programs, and promotion.

    April 23, 2014

  • Brian D.

    Michael I can attend and I'll be glad to tell people about OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap.

    April 20, 2014

  • Michael S.

    The good folks at http://dcbikeparty.com/ have asked riders to track their GPS data for the April 9th ride (see http://mvjantzen.com/data/bike.html) - we'll be sharing the data for anyone who wants to tackle visualizing a group bike ride. (Also, please join the ride! https://www.facebook.com/DCBikeParty)

    April 8, 2014

  • Andrew C.

    If we can get into air quality of roads / bike lanes, that would be great too!

    March 10, 2014

  • Jacob M.

    I think some data showing where bike commuting is highest is helpful, especially as a % of automobile traffic. This could be bolstered by a comparison showing the amount of space required by bikes vs cars (parking and moving).

    It would also be interesting to make some sort of comparison of the amount of bikes moving in bike lanes and paths (e.g. 15th St) vs how much money its costs to build and maintain them. Then, we could compare that to the cost to build and maintain roadways.

    March 10, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Would love to have someone do a demo about programming those awesome "spoke LED" lights that make patterns - see http://www.monkeylectric.com/ and http://www.adafruit.com/category/6

    February 28, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Here are some examples of bike-data projects. http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/?p=4444 shows my "Activity Mapper" using trail data from Arlington.

    http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/?p=3491 shows Arlington bike-crash data.

    http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/?p=3398 shows bike counts from DC. (DC doesn't yet have automatic counters, so the data isn't substantial.)

    http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/?p=3341 shows bike crashes in DC.

    http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/?p=1767 shows DC bike theft data.

    http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/?p=1348 maps local bike shops.

    You are welcome to grab the data from any of these programs and use for your own projects!

    February 26, 2014

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