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This seminar will provide a brief overview to Shaun Williams’ "Datafication of Cycling" PhD project. The main aim is to understand how volunteered app data, provided by cyclists, are used to inform transportation planning practice and policy. There is an emerging body of academic work calling for digital aspects of cycling – such as app data - to be considered by transportation authorities. This project builds upon these contributions and asks: Are new forms of cycling data contributing to increased cycling provision and infrastructure? The Datafication of Cycling Project runs from 2017 – 2021 and includes visits to Portland (Oregon) and Copenhagen (Denmark). If you would like to find out more about the project, or to get involved, please feel free to contact Shaun directly:

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Shaun Williams, School of Applied Social Science, Brighton University As a PhD student with a background in geography and urban planning, Shaun Williams is undertaking research aimed at understanding how crowdsourced app data, provided by cyclists, are used to inform transportation planning and policy. His PhD is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (Industrial Strategy Steer). He is also a member of the Centre for Digital Media Cultures and Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton. During MSc study at Cardiff University, UK, Williams worked as a Research Assistant on the EPSRC cycleBOOM project – a study that sought to understand cycling among the older population to help people continue cycling into older age.


Application software -- Applications to transportation planning, Transportation -- Planning, Cycling -- Digital aspects, Transportation and state


Transportation | Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

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The Datafication of Cycling – Effects and Opportunities at the Intersection of Industry and Transport Policy



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