TAToo – A Tracking for Planning Tool Applied to Cycling and Walking Data
Tracking cyclists and walkers may open a new window of opportunities for urban planning and policy and become a relevant part of cycling and walking planning and policy processes in the near future. Within the development of the project “TRACE – Walking and cycling tracking services”, parallel to different apps and initiatives that promote behaviour change, a new tool was developed in order to improve planning and decision-making processes: TAToo – Tracking Analysis Tool. This tool aims to transform the available tracking data of cycling and walking trips into relevant data, by map-matching the GPS trajectories with the network and calculating a set of key performance indicators (KPI) for nodes, links, areas and origin-destination pairs. Volume, number of trips, average speed, level of service and congestion are some of those KPI. TAToo may use both cities’ maps or export one from the open-source platform OpenStreetMap, and is also ready to deal with cities’ own zoning systems. This paper presents a description of TAToo development and usage, its potential of application to help cities or transport authorities to support their decisions related to the cycling and walking infrastructures, and presents examples of different analyses possible with the results from the tool.
KeywordsTracking Cycling Walking Map-matching
The authors acknowledge the European Commission for its support and partial funding and the partners of the research project: H2020–635266 TRACE.
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