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Strava is an app that cyclists, runners, and other athletes use on their phone to record their activity and get statistics like:
Strava now aggregates this data and provides it to planning organizations for a fee.
The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS), Maine Department of Transportation, local governments, and others can make more informed decisions when planning, maintaining and upgrading bicycle and pedestrian networks. While not everyone uses the Strava app, the data provides valuable information on how a small, but very active portion of the population navigates through our transportation system on foot or by bike.
More information about Strava Metro, including a frequently asked questions section, can be found on the Strava website.
Metro DataView is an interactive visualization that depicts counts of rides, commutes, and cyclists aggregated to street and intersection geometry. A GPS point heat map is also viewable at the street level and user behavior times are depicted at the intersection level.
Yes! The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) is happy to share the Strava data with other agencies, organizations, and groups. Contact Rick Harbison via email for access to the web portal.