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Madrid cycle track: visualizing the cyclable city

Romanillos, G; Zaltz Austwick, M; (2016) Madrid cycle track: visualizing the cyclable city. Journal of Maps , 12 (5) pp. 1218-1226. 10.1080/17445647.2015.1088901. Green open access

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Abstract

Maps are currently experiencing a paradigm shift from static representations to dynamic platforms that capture, visualize and analyse new data, bringing different possibilities for exploration and research. The first objective of this paper is to present a map that illustrates, for the first time, the real flow of casual cyclists and bike messengers in the city of Madrid. The second objective is to describe the development and results of the Madrid Cycle Track initiative, an online platform launched with the aim of collecting cycling routes and other information from volunteers. In the framework of this initiative, different online maps are presented and their functionalities described. Finally, a supplemental video visualizes the cyclist flow over the course of a day.

Type: Article
Title: Madrid cycle track: visualizing the cyclable city
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2015.1088901
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2015.1088901
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Journal of Maps on 01/10/15, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2015.1088901.
Keywords: bike mobility, cycle map, Cycling, GPS, transport visualization
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472944
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