Strava Metro makes riding, running, and walking in cities better. Millions of people upload their rides and runs to Strava every week via their smartphone or GPS device. Metro anonymizes and aggregates this data and then partners with departments of transportation and city planning groups to improve infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Data-Driven Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
How do cities get more people to bike, walk, and run? By building better infrastructure.
Learn how Strava Metro is revolutionizing transportation planning.
How it Works
Metro data enables deep analysis of cyclist and pedestrian activity including popular or avoided routes, peak commute times, intersection wait times, and origin/destination zones. Metro processes this data for compatibility with geographic information system (GIS) environments. Key features include:
Minute-by-minute activity counts across your entire network
Origin / Destination
Understand activity starting and ending points, by region
Activity counts and wait times at every intersection
Ready to learn more?
Over 70 cities and organizations around the world are using Strava Metro to improve their bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Here are a few inspiring examples of groups partnering with Metro to answer a specific question or make a direct impact on transportation in their area.
Seattle Department of Transportation
In 2015, Seattle added Strava Metro data to its portfolio of traditional bicyclist and traffic data (surveys and bike counts). By combining these data sources, the city has been able to gain new insights on preferred bicyclist routes and characteristics of dangerous intersections.
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Over the past 13 years, Queensland, Australia has built hundreds of kilometers of safe,
direct and connected bicycling and pedestrian routes. In 2014, Queensland began working with Strava Metro to inform its strategy to build more bike routes and improve the ones that already exist.
Florida Department of Transportation
Learn how Florida was able to incorporate Strava Metro data into its statewide planning for uses ranging from prioritization of street cleaning to bike safety enhancements.
The Town of Oakville, a suburb of Toronto, has an active population and wants the number of trips taken via bicycle or on foot in town to double by 2031. To help meet this specific target, and the broader goal of a more livable town, Oakville partnered with Strava Metro in the fall of 2015 to inform its plans to build and improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Learn how Rapides Parish partnered with Strava Metro to better understand cycling and pedestrian behavior in the region as part of their long-range transportation plan and a separate bicycle and pedestrian plan.
Want to test-drive Strava Metro? Select an area on the map and we will send you a week of data from that region. You will have the option to open the data with GIS software or with our web data visualization tool.
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