CycleSafe

safe route planning for urban cyclists

Mehdi Shah, Tianqi Liu, Sahil Chauhan, Lianyong Qi, Xuyun Zhang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Cyclist numbers in major cities are constantly increasing whilst traffic conditions continue to worsen. This poses a major issue for cyclists who attempt to share congested roads with motor vehicles. This paper shows that there is not enough work being done to improve the safety of cyclists on the road, and proposes a solution to this problem in the form of a route planning application. Current cyclist route planning applications do not take safety factors like traffic, rain or visibility into account when providing cycle routes. We use Auckland city as a case study to explore our solution. The traffic and weather data in Auckland are acquired by using Google, Bing and Wunderground APIs. An evaluation of our solution shows that our system successfully implements a route planning application that routes users away from unsafe traffic conditions, thus improving cyclist safety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCloud Computing, Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications
Subtitle of host publication9th EAI International Conference, CloudComp 2019, and 4th EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2019, Beijing, China, December 4-5, 2019, and December 21-22, 2019
EditorsXuyun Zhang, Guanfeng Liu, Meikang Qiu, Wei Xiang, Tao Huang
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages312-327
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030485139
ISBN (Print)9783030485122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event9th EAI International Conference on Cloud Computing, CloudComp 2019 and the 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications, SmartGIFT 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: 21 Dec 201922 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume322 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference9th EAI International Conference on Cloud Computing, CloudComp 2019 and the 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications, SmartGIFT 2019
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period21/12/1922/12/19

Keywords

  • Cloud services
  • Mobile computing
  • Traffic data fusion and analytics

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    Shah, M., Liu, T., Chauhan, S., Qi, L., & Zhang, X. (2020). CycleSafe: safe route planning for urban cyclists. In X. Zhang, G. Liu, M. Qiu, W. Xiang, & T. Huang (Eds.), Cloud Computing, Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications: 9th EAI International Conference, CloudComp 2019, and 4th EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2019, Beijing, China, December 4-5, 2019, and December 21-22, 2019 (pp. 312-327). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 322 LNICST). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48513-9_26