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."