NEW YORK - AUGUST 25: A cyclist crosses the Brooklyn Bridge during the evening commute August 25, 2009 in New York City. Recent improvements in biking infrastructure have led to a 35 percent increase in bicycle commuting in the center of the city between 2007 and 2008. The Department of Transportation recently announced the completion of a three-year project that created 200 miles of bike lanes throughout the city with more scheduled to open next year. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
San Francisco is going high-tech as it tries to improve city streets for cyclists.
The City is now using a new application that tracks how often bicyclists use their bikes, where they go and how long the trip takes.
Using the CycleTracks app available for iPhone and Droid, the City collects data from cyclists. City planners then use the data to better understand how to support San Francisco cyclists. Cyclists can also benefit by seeing stats and maps of their rides.
From the app's description:
"Think of it as a travel survey that asks you why and where you are riding, but automatically maps your route rather than asking you to write it down from memory."