A fitness app will change the way Portland bikes: Detours episode 7 debuts Wednesday

Come along with The Verge for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways. Check in for new dispatches every Wednesday.

Portland is already one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation. But now the Oregon Department of Transportation is turning to Strava, an app that lets bikers and runners track their workouts, to get better insight into the habits of the city’s cyclists. Can big data revolutionize how Portlanders pedal around town?

Tune in Wednesday for the full episode.

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