A.I. Navigation for (Cycling) Safety and Inclusivity an xkcd comic strip of the evolution of bikes
View: http://dymaptic.com/dy-presentations/cycling-nav-devsummit-2019.html
Presented by
Christopher Moravec & Dawn Mott
Based in Portland, Oregon.
presenter Dawn on a bike at pedalpalooza presenter Dawn pedaling backwards on a dual bike presenter Christopher's bike in snow
Creating A Functional Navigation App for Cyclists
bike habit loop cartoon
Aren't there enough navigation apps out there?
Maybe for cars...
and biking for sport...
... but not for city cycling!
Why is this important? comic strip relating bikes to salmon
Some Portland Facts:
  • 7.2% of commuters go by bike.
  • Highest percentage of bike commuters for a large American city
  • 17,000+ workers in Portland choose to cycle
  • 350+ miles of bikeways
  • 77 Neighborhood Greenways miles
  • 188 miles of bike lanes
  • 85 miles of paths
  • 17 miles of bikeways physically separated from automobiles
  • -Portland Bureau of Transportation, 2016

How do we define our roads?
Protected Bike Lane
Designated Bike Lane
Shared Lane
Residential Street
Surface Street

*Our app prohibits highways.

Why a chatbot? ai xkcd comic
Texting on a bike is silly, right?
The Eventual Goal: Voice-based Interface!
Azure Bot Service
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Chatbot demo
Start getting to know your chat-bot by writing a short scripted conversation.
You can give your chat-bot a personality
including a sense of humor.
code snippet teaching bot to be silly
image from chatbot of bot being silly
The Data is Perfect!
OpenStreetMap + Portland City Bike Infrastructure Data
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Who are these cyclists?
Level 1: The Novice or Skittish Cyclist
Highest preference towards off street paths and trails.
Some protected bike lanes or shared lanes.
Level 2: The Comfortable or leisure Cyclist
Protected lanes and off street trails first.
Shared lanes and neighboorhood streets second.
Level 3: The Daily or Commuter Cyclist
Get them there fast!
Demo Routing Portion
What's Next?
Better (more!) data
Voice integration using NLP
AI/ML for preferred route selection
Combining cycling and public transport
Evelation selection options
Thank you. Here's to the future of cycling!
presenters dawn and christopher in front of dinosaur bones
dawn@dymaptic.com & christopher@dymaptic.com
@dawnrparty & @moraveclabs
@dawnabelle & @morehavoc