This guest post is by Vanessa Brum-Bastos, Colin Ferster, Trisalyn Nelson at Arizona State University and Meghan Winters at Simon Fraser University.

Many researchers have used Strava data to analyze daily or seasonal patterns in biking to inform long-term infrastructure planning. …


Let’s make planning for sustainable transportation faster, easier and more data-driven.

Exploring popular commuting corridors in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Have you ever wanted to answer questions like:

  • Which places in your area have the most direct travel routes to employment opportunities by bike or foot?
  • How have your latest bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects impacted getting more people…


I had fun recently talking with the folks at Crema for their product podcast Option Five. One of the themes about which I got asked the most questions was the concept of working across teams, so I thought I’d share some more thoughts here.

First up, it’s important to say…


Every mile you ride is worth 32 cents to society — and every mile you drive costs us 18 cents, a study has found.

We think we know why promoting cycling and walking is a good thing. It’s good for the environment. It’s good for personal health. It reduces congestion…


This is an edited version of a talk I gave a Code for America Summit 2019 on a panel with Tiffany Chu of Remix and Danielle Dai at the City of Oakland.

Have you ever wondered why there seem to be more men on bikes around our cities than women…


I was recently asked by the Bond Buyer to share some perspective on what the changes and challenges that we’re facing in the mobility space mean for public investment in infrastructure.

For those of you who aren’t aware, the Bond Buyer is the magazine of record for the US public…


Research from the Centers for Disease Control shows that Strava Metro data closely resembles Census data about biking and walking activity by the general public. Forget the weekend warrior stereotype — when you license our data, you’re getting information that reflects broad-based active commuting patterns, according to the CDC.

The…


Rodrigo Davies, Product Manager at Strava, recounts his relationship with running and music.

Plenty of people who love running really dislike the sight of other runners wearing headphones. Most large race events discourage headphones. Some see it as unsafe, like on a trail run, or in traffic. Some think it’s…


Toronto waterfront, by Filip Mroz

After 3.5 years at Neighborly, I’m moving on to a new challenge. It’s been an incredible journey helping build the company and reach the first $100 million of the future of public finance. It’s also a rare privilege to see a product you’re working on evolve from an idea that…


In fast-moving product companies, we prefer conversation and constant feedback over formal sign off steps. This makes sense for designers and engineers because it optimizes for speed, but unless you’re a very small team there’s a good chance not all the stakeholders on your team are present for these conversations.

Rodrigo Davies

Product @asana. Previously @strava @civicMIT @condenast, cofounder @howtobuildup. Runs on music.

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