Crowdsourcing Cycling Safety and Route Data with the “ORcycle” Smartphone App

phone on bike.jpg
Friday, February 20, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
Miguel Figliozzi, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Watch video

View slides

ORcycle is a new smartphone application (for both Android and iOS) developed by Transportation, Technology, and People (TTP) lab researchers at Portland State University as part of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) research project. ORcycle collects user, route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data. ORcycle was successfully launched in early November 2014 and presents many improvements over existing or similar apps. Initial data findings and insights will be presented. Lessons learned as well as opportunities and challenges associated with smartphone data collection methods will be discussed. More information about the app can be found here:

Dr. Miguel Andres Figliozzi's main teaching and research areas include air quality and emissions modeling, electric and new vehicle technologies, freight and logistics, bicycles, and public transit operations. Dr. Figliozzi joined Portland State University in August 2007. His previous academic appointment was at the University of Sydney. Dr. Figliozzi works in partnership with local, regional, state, and federal transportation agencies, organizations, and private companies. He directs the Transportation Technology and People (TTP) research group. He is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Network Modeling Committee, Transportation and Logistics Committee, and Intermodal Terminal Design Committee. He is the faculty advisor of the ITE PSU student chapter.