Running -- Route choice, Cycling -- Route choice, COVID-19 Pandemic (2020- )
With COVID-19 raging around the world, personal health is even more important to a lot of people. One way to maintain good physical and mental health is to exercise according to Deslandes . When exercising it may be important to make sure that you are running/biking on trails that are less populated than others, as well as taking into account the distance. This can be solved by creating an algorithm that allows the user to choose the starting and end point, and the algorithm will then find the optimal path between the two points with the distance and popularity of paths taken into consideration. This allows the user to get a nice workout in while minimizing possible exposure to others.
Spicher, Ethan T., "Finding Lonely Routes for Runners and Bikers" (2021). REU Final Reports. 27.