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TAToo - Tracking for planning tool
TAToo - Tracking for planning tool

Application Area

  • Data gathering
  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Evaluation and monitoring

Tool Type

  • Software

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions

Summary

TAToo - The Tracking for planning tool – takes cycling or walking GPS data and produces relevant information for planners and decision makers.

Several mobile applications are generating data on cycling and walking movements in urban areas. These data can be valuable to urban planners and policy makers if they are translated into useful indicators and analyses on issues like the characterization of demand, the performance of the mobility system or users’ preferences.

TAToo applies tracking data from any compatible source to produce indicators, visualizations and analyses, which contribute to better informed planning and decision making processes. The tool calculates indicators like volumes, speeds, waiting time, congestion and level of service, in several relevant spatial dimensions as network links, nodes zones and origin-destination pairs.

These indicators allow identifying bottlenecks or preferred and avoided links or routes, providing information for a better identification of priorities both on the infrastructure and information side.

As an interoperable and multi-purpose information tool it can be coupled with any existing commercial or open source transport planning and/or GIS tool. It can apply an OpenStreetMap map, so a specific formatted map is not required.

Good Example

In the testing phase, the tool has already been applied for analysing data from the cities of Breda (collected by the Positive Drive app) and Bologna (collected by the European Cycling Challenge)

Input Data

The tool works with any tracking data that features geolocated trajectories with a minimum frequency of data collection. In the TRACE project, it uses data from the apps Positive Drive, Biklio, Traffic Snake Game and 365 (European Cycling Challenge).

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