Goal

Many cyclists ride on the sidewalks or along with car traffic because they have limited access to the information of protected bike lanes. As a result, bike accidents increase and traffic flow is slowed down. Bay Area Bike Route is an app that encourages bikers’ safety and improves the flow of traffic.

Key Skills

UX Design, System thinking, Mapping, Wireframing

BAY AREA BIKE ROUTE

A program encouraging the bike commuters to use protected bike lanes.

Course Advisor

Project Length

4 weeks

Project Teammate

Yagya Gulati

Project Role

Design research, mapping, system analysis

HOW MIGHT WE ENCOURAGE BIKERS’ SAFETY AND IMPROVE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC?

INTERVIEWS

SECONDARY RESEARCH

  • Dedicated bike lanes can DECREASE cycling injuries to half.

  • The city continues to CONSTRUCT new bike lanes, with a focus on the "High Injury Network”.

  • The "San Francisco Bicycle System" is partly a critique of existing bike maps, which can be rather cluttered.

  • Census Bureau reports 3.4 percent of workers commute by bike in San Francisco. Low-income Americans bike to work the most.

MAPPING

EXPERIENCE MAP DRAFT

List what bikers, car drivers, and pedestrians are doing, feeling, and thinking while they sharing the road

BIKERS RIDING ON A ROAD WITHOUT PROTECTED BIKE LANE

List the journey from before the ride, getting on the road riding on the road, and arrival

REINFORCE FEEDBACK LOOP

This loop explains why increasing protected bike lanes in the city can help encourage more people to choose to commute with the bike.

BIKER JOURNEY MAP

Without bike lanes

MIND MAP OF PROTECTED BIKE LANE

CONCEPT MAP OF BIKES

ECOSYSTEM DIAGRAM OF PROTECTED BIKE LANE

SOLUTION PROTOTYPE

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

WIREFRAME

SCREENS AND MOCK UP

WHAT I LEARNED AND NEXT STEP

We focused on infrastructure, which is road sharing by car drivers and cyclists. Most of the roads have bike lanes, but some are without bike lanes. In the transportation system, the government and commuters are empowered to make changes. For the government, the goal is to improve the traffic condition and reduce the accident rate. For car drivers, their goal is to speed up without bikers blocking the road. For bikers, their goal is to have a safe and fast trip. The more cyclists plan their safe route before their trip and stay in bike lanes, the fewer accidents would occur, and the flow of traffic will be more smooth. As the bike accident rate decreases, more and more people would choose to commute by bike. Social capabilities help our solution in a way that people share their safe riding experience, get a reward and are ranked in the system.