OpenBikeSensor Workshop

Cyclists often experience dicey situations in road traffic - especially during overtaking maneuvers by cars and trucks. According to road traffic regulations, an overtaking distance of 1.50 m must be maintained when overtaking in inner-city areas - but it has been difficult to record systematic data so far.

The OpenBikeSensor project has tackled this problem and built a small sensor box that measures the overtaking distance and connects it to GPS coordinates. In this way, a map can gradually be created on which roads with particularly large or small overtaking distances are displayed to make cycling safer for everyone.

In the Cologne/Bonn region, we have so far measured over 4000 overtaking events with some self-built OpenBikeSensors, and we have also received a large data set from the city of Konstanz. We want to find out with you in a collaborative workshop, which small and big "aha-moments" this data contains.

On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., we will meet live and also virtually to answer a self-selected question in small groups and to develop further ideas together. Together we can create benefits for all road users in Cologne, Bonn & Konstanz and draw the attention of decision-makers in politics to our data collection. At the end of the day there will be a final presentation of all projects.

On site, you will also have the opportunity to collect data yourself with an OpenBikeSensor and borrow it for a limited period of time. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Please bring your Laptop with you!

P.S.: Please only sign up to participate in person if you can make it to the event - otherwise you are welcome to join remotely!

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Where does the event happen? Lokal K
Hackländerstraße 2
50825 Köln

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