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  • Crowdsourcing cycle routes in Germany
  • Crowdsourcing cycle routes in Germany
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Crowdsourcing cycle routes in Germany

The city of Wiesbaden is the least bike-friendly city in Germany, thanks to bike-hostile infrastructure and a lack of respect for cyclists. Radwende, a crowdsourced journey-plotting app, aims to gather big data on cycle routes to improve city planning.



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