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Comparing How People in 12 Global Cities Ride Their Bikes

The workout-tracking app Strava provided generous access to its data to allow a compare and contrast exercise in how people ride bikes in 12 of the most famous cities in the world.
October 9, 2015, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The workout-tracking app Strava released findings from 136 billion data points, "to create a snapshot of [cycling] activity in 12 major cities around the world," according to an article by Agnes Mazur.

The survey, which "focused on everything from speed and duration of rides to the most popular routes and times of day for bicycling," allows some competition between cities around the world. So, for instance, the data shows that Amsterdam is the fast biking city in the world.

For the article's exploration of relevant data in the United States, Mazur compared transit corridors in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 

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Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Vox
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