Successful finish

The Bicycle Observatory project was successfully completed at the end of September 2020. We tackled several research questions and achieved exciting results during the past 30 months. Formally, all tasks described in the project proposal were completed. However, lots of new questions arose, which will keep us busy for the time ahead. Of course, the corona pandemic had a major influence on this project. Almost all activities that were planned for 2020 had to be adapted due to various restrictions. In retrospect, however, it can be stated that these adjustments contributed to significant innovations. We gained beneficial experience with digital [...]

By |2020-11-20T09:35:35+01:00November 20th, 2020|Update|0 Comments

Which type are you?

No two cyclists are alike. The demands and behaviors of cyclists can be very different. Thus, it is enormously challenging to implement adequate measures for all to promote cycling mobility. On the basis of a bunch of different data and a unique mixed-method approach, we could identify and describe four distinct types of cyclists in our research project. The combination of research methods from social sciences, communication studies and data science facilitated a differentiated examination of the very diverse group of cyclists (all details are included in a recent publication by Heym et al. 2020; unfortunately, this paper is available [...]

By |2020-09-18T11:49:34+02:00September 18th, 2020|Update|0 Comments

New papers published

All partners of our project submitted original research to the German language conference AGIT 2020. After a double-blind peer review process, four papers were published today. The AGIT Journal is an OpenAccess journal and thus, all papers are freely available: Loidl, Martin; Wagner, Andreas; Kaziyeva, Dana; Zagel, Bernhard: Bicycle Observatory – Continuously Monitoring Spatial Variations of Cycling Mobility Leitinger, Sven; Wagner, Andreas; Kremser, Wolfgang: Experiences in the Implementation of a Data Management Plan for Spatial Data of Bicycle Traffic Heym, Laura; Werner, Christian; Innerebner, Günther; Kofler, Patrick: Mission Impossible: Classifying Types of Cyclists – A Design-Sociological Approach Brocza, Ulrike; Kollarits, [...]

By |2020-07-01T12:39:15+02:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Webinar Bicycle Observatory

We invite expertes and delegates of this year's GI_Forum conference to participate in a webinar on data usage and cycling monitoring. We will share results of our Bicycle Observatory project and discuss them with webinar participants. The webinar is going to be held in German language. Thus, we refer to the version of this article. Unser Forschungsprojekt Bicycle Observatory – Am Puls des Radverkehrs biegt in die Zielgerade ein. In den letzten 2 Jahren konnten wir spannende Einblicke in die Fahrradmobilität gewinnen und Methoden entwickeln, die es in Zukunft erlauben, einen integrierten, vielfältigen Blick auf den Radverkehr zu erhalten. Im [...]

By |2020-06-22T16:04:12+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Update|0 Comments

Cycling Mobility during COVID-19

Everyday life in Austria has been fundamentally changed over the past weeks due to COVID-19. We took this situation as an opportunity to showcase how our observatory can be used for investigating bicycle mobility during the lock-down. For this, we made use of the data that we had collected in our research project and compared them with current measurements. An overview of the data can be gained through this dashboard: https://gimobility.sbg.ac.at/apps/dashboard-covid19/dashboard.php. The dashboard is an example for how open data and an integration of various data sources into an observatory can be used in exceptional situations. Because of continuous data [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:52:05+02:00May 11th, 2020|Update|0 Comments

What makes you cycling?

"What makes you cycling?" was the central question, we posed to participants of this year's Raddialog (participatory community event for cyclists, organized by the City of Salzburg). Together with colleagues from another research project (SimpliCITY), we were not only interested in personal feedbacks, but invited participants to slip into the roles of our four personas - Lisa, Heindl, Basti and Margit. Who are they? Based on data from our big cycling survey, which we conducted earlier this year, we identified four distinct types of cyclists with the help of statistical cluster algorithms. The clusters are defined by data on [...]

By |2019-11-08T08:45:08+01:00November 8th, 2019|Update|0 Comments

VeloCity 2019 in Dublin

Once a year, the global cycling community is gathering at VeloCity conference. There, all aspects of cycling are illuminated from various perspectives. This year's VeloCity took place in the Irish capital, Dublin from June 25th to 28th. Martin Loidl* presented the research project Bicycle Observatory in a dedicated "Scientists for Cycling" session, organized by the European Cycling Federation (ECF): With regard to technical, conceptual and organisational issues, cycling-related data acquisition and processing is currently a highly relevant topic. First of all, we are still facing a situation of data scarcity compared to motorized traffic. Secondly, there is still a huge [...]

By |2019-07-08T15:23:19+02:00July 8th, 2019|Update|0 Comments

Cycling Survey

After three successful focus groups in Wals-Siezenheim, Lehen and Parsch and inspiring interviews with experts from Wals-Siezenheim and Salzburg, we invite all citizens to join us and share their insights. The survey was officially launched at Salzburg's biggest cycling event, the annual "Cycling Spring". Take some minutes and win attractive prizes. Every completed survey will be awarded with a discount voucher for Skinfit, worth 20 €. Moreover, you have the chance to win a complete set of cycling clothes, donated by IKO, and a bike weekend for two persons at Alpengasthof Lämmerhof in [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:25:31+02:00May 4th, 2019|Update|0 Comments

IKO supports our cycling survey

IKO, a regional specialist for mountaineering and cycling, supports our research project by sponsoring an attractive prize for an extensive cycling survey, which is going to be launched during the biggest cycling event in Salzburg. Visitors of the Salzburger Radfrühling are invited to participate in the survey on May 3rd and 4th. Additionally, the survey will be available online. Further details and access to the survey can be found on this website soon. IKO provides a complete set of Corratec cycling clothes, worth more than 500 €.

By |2019-04-11T08:43:56+02:00April 11th, 2019|Update|0 Comments

Having the finger on the pulse of cycling

After multiple inputs from the workshop in Wals-Siezenheim, we moved to the city of Salzburg for another citizen workshop on cycling. The lively workshop took place at the neighborhood service center Lehen. Bernhard Zagel from Z_GIS and Günther Innerebner from Helios challenged the participants to take different perspectives on cycling. Depending on various pre-defined types, the respective relation to cycling and the the city were estimated. The aim of the workshop was to detect behaviour patterns and to identify relevant indicators, which are going to fuel a large, subsequent survey among citizens in Salzburg and Wals-Siezenheim. [...]

By |2019-04-11T08:45:56+02:00January 25th, 2019|Update|2 Comments

Workshop Wals-Siezenheim

In touch with cyclists - Creative Workshop in Wals-Siezenheim On Thursday, January 10th, Günther Innerebner and Patrick Kofler from Helios moderated the first of a series of workshops. The aim of these events is to identify and characterize types of cyclists in a new way. The municipality of Wals-Siezenheim and the city of Salzburg serve as testpads for this. The results of the workshops fuels a questionnaire, which will be rolled out later in spring. Members of the local cycling club, the mayor Joachim Maislinger and cycling advocate Karin [...]

By |2019-01-11T20:46:14+01:00January 11th, 2019|Update|4 Comments

Networking Event

The Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) invited research project consortia of the latest call on June 21st. Representatives of all research projects, funded in the 9th call of the program "Mobility of the Future” gathered in Vienna for an inspiring networking event. The goal of this workshop was to present recently kicked-off research projects and connect the relevant players. Sven Leitinger from Salzburg Research as well as Bernhard Zagel and Martin Loidl from Z_GIS presented the project Bicycle Observatory and initiated further collaborations. Here, research projects that acquire and analyze mobility data are especially relevant for our [...]

By |2019-04-11T08:48:13+02:00June 21st, 2018|Update|0 Comments