This week I have been working in my own time to launch a fantastic hobby project with a very talented Designer and Developer Sami Laakso (http://samilaakso.fi/). Finally, the patience has paid off and it’s live!
For the past couple of months, I’ve been working hard to get Baanamittari.fi designed and developed using data obtained from the Helsinki City’s Baana cyclists counter. The website gives a visual representation of the amount of cyclists that pass through the city cycling on what used to be an old railway redeveloped to be a shortcut for cyclists and pedestrians. When you visit Baanamittari (Baana Meter in English) you can choose from presets or select your own date range to return a graph of the amount of cyclists used the passage for the given time period.
In the next few months, there will be some new cool features added to the site and obviously looking to secure funding to take the project even further. This includes Live Data Feeds, Weather overlays graphs and a lot more. Perhaps you have some ideas?
I am keen cyclist myself and build my own recycled bikes (for my other hobby project called Fillari Helsinki launching next summer). Baana Mittari is one of my ways to give something back to the community and to promote cycling in Helsinki. The site is available in 9 languages to reach as many sections of the community possible.
Check out Baanamittari here: baanamittari.fi and remember to let me know what you think!