The aim of the new Bike Citizens GPS data analysis tool is not only to find out how many people are cycling in towns and cities, but also to identify gaps in the cycle network and to optimise bike-friendly routes in cities. It provides an insight into bicycle traffic behaviour and allows for the assessment of the potential effects of future projects.
Urban mobility measures should be monitored and evaluated to understand how they work and perform. This helps cities identify problems and areas for improvement, and record elements that have been a success.
A good monitoring and evaluation system will inform project reports and provide useful data to stakeholders on the urban mobility situation in their city.