Sorry to spam, but as I know you all are more tech inclined than the average bear, or even most people, and many of you love your bicycles, I wanted to let you all know about a research study that is looking for bicyclists with smartphones to test an app.
And to all you moms, have a Happy Mother's Day!
From: Hudson, Joan
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 11:58 AM
To: Hudson, Joan
Subject: CycleTracks Austin
Do you bicycle in the Austin area? Do you have a Smartphone? Are you 18 or older? If the answer is yes to all, then we could really use your help in a bicycle research project.
We are testing a free application called CycleTracks to see if it is a good way to get bicycle travel information. The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) teamed with The University of Texas Center for Transportation Research on this research study.
During May and June we hope to gather enough bicycle travel data to understand whether CycleTracks (a free app for iPhones and Android-based Smartphones) is a good alternative. Would you consider downloading the CycleTracks app and using it on your rides in May and June?
Developed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, CycleTracks is easy to use and free. As a user of the application you will be able to view a list of saved trips with maps and simple statistics such as distance, time, and average speed. You will have the option of entering personal information: age, gender, zip code, and e-mail address. In addition to route data, researchers hope to compare participant demographics to regional demographic data. If you provide your e-mail address, we can contact you if we need further information. Entering this information is optional. Your privacy will be strictly enforced.
Thank you for considering downloading the CycleTracks application and using it to help us in this research effort. If you have any questions please contact me at j-hudson@...
or go to www.cycletracksaustin.com for more information.
Joan G. Hudson, P.E.
Texas Transportation Institute
The Texas A&M University System
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 300E
Austin, Texas 78723