My name is Eli(zabeth) Cecil, and my idea is a mobile app named Velocipedal.
Velocipedal is a mobile app centered around community input and bike-focused map data to help cyclists of all types and abilities find navigation routes perfect for them. When users input their current location and their desired location, the app will generate multiple route possibilities for the user to choose from. Each route will have a score from 0 - 100, with higher numbers indicating paths that are more bike friendly and generally safer to ride on, and a difficulty level (such as casual, moderate, or high) to help users pick the right route for them. Scores and categories will be generated based on input from users who have previously taken that path or a segment of that path. After each ride, users will be prompted to rate and review their route, inputting their score, category recommendation, and any additional comments they'd like others to see.
Grand Rapids has been putting a phenomenal amount of effort into becoming a more bike friendly city. Velocipedal complements this effort by giving users a community tool to easily gather and share information about biking. This information can also be available to the city, so they can have a hub of user feedback on what areas of the city need improved biking solutions.
My aim is that Velocipedal will be a streamlined, optimized app so that it can run on smartphones of any caliber. I have always wanted this app to be available to as many people as possible, without heavy barriers like expensive hardware in the way.