New BikeSpace app helps cyclists report bicycle parking issues

The City of Toronto has partnered with Civic Tech Toronto and Code for Canada to develop a free, community-built web app called BikeSpace, designed to collect data from cyclists to help City staff, businesses and property managers improve bicycle parking facilities.

Using the BikeSpace app, cyclists can highlight areas where new bike parking is needed and report broken and full bike racks, as well as spots occupied by abandoned bikes. This simple web app is quick and easy to use, builds a public map of bicycle parking problems in Toronto and creates a data-driven picture to help bring about improvements. The web app is available at https://app.bikespace.ca/.

BikeSpace will not collect data on its users or create profiles of them. The app will only collect data that users provide about bike parking issues to inform those who install and improve bike parking.

For more information about the BikeSpace web app and the project team, visit http://www.bikespace.ca.