Cycle tech companies discuss data and more in House of Lords meeting

A meeting on Tuesday organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group heard from cycle tech companies. The technology and cycling planning meeting took place in the House of Lords and heard from experts from See.Sense, Deliveroo, and Strava. There were also presentations from Cyclestreets, Cyclepods, Urbo, and the academic Robin Lovelace.

See.Sense CEO Philip McAleese told the attending MPs, peers and invited guests about the company’s smart light systems which can measure road surface quality.

Lovelace showed the data-driven diagnostics software "Propensity to Cycle" tool.

Martin Lucas Smith demonstrated the many solutions from Cyclestreets which uses open-source data to map planning applications, traffic counts and collision data and have created the Cycling Infrastructure Prioritisation Toolkit.

Chris Tsielepi from Cyclepods discussed a system which spots spare parking spaces at cycle parking hubs which can be used to monitor usage at rail stations including spotting bikes that haven’t moved for many days

Abigail Morris, head of public affairs at Deliveroo, told the meeting of the company’s new initiative to provide third-party insurance to their 10,000 riders. The company also supplies cycle data to Transport for London and Transport for Greater Manchester.

Similarly, Gareth Mills from Strava talked about how the data they collect can help shape future cycling infrastructure.

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