“This is the graphic that really excites city planners,” says Irene McAleese, one of the directors of Limeforge, a tech company based in Northern Ireland.
She’s gesturing at side-by-side maps on a PowerPoint slide. Both feature what look like scribbles but are, in fact, plots of cyclists traveling along two roads in different parts of central Manchester, England. The slide is headlined “Evidence to show performance of cycling infrastructure,” and the plots comprise hundreds of blue and yellow lines representing real journeys made by sensor-equipped cyclists.
Author: Carlton Reid