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Let's make human-powered travel safe, accessible, and efficient for everyone.

The Strava dataset is the largest collection of human-powered transport information in the world. Metro aggregates, de-identifies and contextualizes this dataset to help make cities better for anyone on foot or on a bike.

We work with urban planners, city governments and safe-infrastructure advocates to understand mobility patterns, identify opportunities for investment and evaluate the impact of infrastructure changes – all completely free of charge.

"It's like having thousands of counters set up all across the city."
– Jessica Cubillos, Planner, City of Victoria

From Sydney to Sao Paulo, Oslo to London, Metro is helping cities modernize their methods and truly understand the needs of cyclists and pedestrians.

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How it works

Millions of people track their rides, runs and walks to Strava every week with their phone or GPS device. With respect for our community’s privacy, Metro strips this dataset of identifiers and aggregates it. What is left is a vast source of trends and insights.

Understand patterns
See which paths people avoid or favor, where traffic occurs, and common origins and destinations.
Improve Safety
Identify high-risk corridors, uncover the factors that contribute to increased rider or pedestrian danger.
Evaluate projects
Get data-driven justification for urban investments and compare before and after to know what’s really working.
Metro data plays an important role across many stages of an infrastructure project.

No GIS Experience Needed

Metro’s new web platform helps partners explore trends, visualize patterns and draw insights simply and intuitively – no technical experience required.

Yet Powerful and Detailed

It’s so much more than the Strava Heatmap. With dozens of analysis tools and visualizations that are exportable to common GIS file formats, Metro is simply the most useful dataset for urban planners who care about cyclists and pedestrians.

"We have no other mechanism to collect data at this scale. It's immensely helpful to our work."
– David Mair, Planner, City of Red Deer

A note from the Metro team

September 23, 2020
Accelerating Change

Metro’s impact can only be as large as the number of partner organizations that can access and utilize it. In the past, challenges around data complexity and cost hindered Metro from aiding those who could benefit from it most. 

So in 2020, we made Metro free to any organization that shares our mission to make cities better for cyclists and pedestrians. COVID-19 has accelerated the world’s need for Metro – for smarter and more sustainable design of our cities, and for giving back to the communities that support millions of Strava athletes around the world. If you believe in human-powered transport and think you can make an impact, apply now.

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