strava selling route data

SHOCK HORROR! Everyone’s favourite cycling GPS tracking service is now selling off all of our precious data and the government will be able to see all of the naughty stuff we are up to.

OK, that’s not true at all but why let the truth get in the way of a good title and first paragraph? Strava is selling ‘our’ data but it’s nothing to worry about because all of our personal data is safe. What they are selling is information relating to where and how people cycle in locations, these datasets can be used by agencies to improve cycle highways and safety which is pretty cool, first up is Portland.

I won’t bore you with details because most of you won’t care but for all you nerds you can read loads more about it on Bike Portland.

Kind of related and more interesting in a less wordy way than the Bike Portland article is Strava’s Global Heatmap, well worth checking out!