BikeCityGuide
Description
BikeCityGuide is a smartphone app that offers a complete navigation system, specified for cyclists in cities.
Around the world, more and more cities try to increase their bicycle traffic rate. Although many cities put large sums in the bike infrastructure, many people are hesitant to use the bicycle. Often security worries play a big role, for example concerns about riding along busy main streets. Many times it would not be a problem finding quieter and safer routes though, if only people had the knowledge.

As long-time cycle messengers, Daniel Kofler and Andreas Stückl knew a lot about this issue and had the idea to develop BikeCityGuide. Their initial plan was, to create a smartphone-app that is able to guide tourists along points of interest in their vacation destination. The plan quickly evolved to a complete bike navigation tool.

With BikeCityGuide we now offer the first navigation system for smartphones, specificly developed for cycling in cities, that offers an A to B navigation option and a route planner with exact vocal instructions. Residents and tourists can now easily navigate through the city by bike and explore it along the most cycle-friendly route.

We use open data, as weget all the map data needed for our app from OpenStreetMap, an open source project for maps. Because of OpenStreetMap's large community in every city, we are able to keep our maps up to date and to promptly change them, if needed.

The BikeCityGuide team specially developed an algorithm that calculates bike specific routes. Roads are being rated according to how bike-friendly they are. This guarantees that the app automatically avoids main streets and favors bike lanes and side streets. Once you download a city package, BikeCityGuide offers all features, including navigation and route-planning completely offline. That saves roaming and data costs.

With BikeCityGuide we make cycling even more comfortable and stress-free and help reaching the goal of getting more people to cycling.
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Video
Platforms
Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Pricing
  • Free version available
  • BikeCityGuide - € 4.99 (The app is free of charge. After a testing phase, the city maps cost € 4.99 per city. Cities can cooperate with BikeCityGuide to make the app free for all users in the city.)
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Keywords
  • bike, bicycle, navigation, route-planner, iOS, Android, GPS, offline
Target Users
  • Cyclists in cities (locals and city travellers), city traffic-planners, tourism agencies, city officials and companies.
Available in the following app stores
Google Play, iTunes, iPad App Store
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