How did you find your commute? Rate your journey.
We are working with social enterprise Fabriko to deliver a system where a minimum of 50 commuters' experiences can be geotagged and recorded.
This is done through a physical device fixed on the handlebars of a bike or via an app for bus users, etc. Commuters can also enter a comment if they wish, once they have completed their journey.
Fabriko's solution is different to normal crowd-sourced cycle data apps in that it anonymously captures a commuter's experience rather than just route, time, distance, GPS, or count data.
Feedback from cyclists is that they wanted one button that could be pushed once for a good experience and twice for a bad experience. This has led to a second version being developed, which is due for trial in February 2018.
Refinements will be made after the February 2018 trial and then a larger group will continue to test the system.
A bus user can note when the bus is late or on time, or when the bus driver has been friendly and polite. A cyclist can notify issues, e.g. pot-holes or dangerous merging lanes on a road, or share a positive experience of a safe route. This information will be recorded for analysis, both visually such as with heat maps, and in report form.