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Need a Pop-Up Cycling Path? Use Mobile Mapping for a Quick Solution

As regions around the world gradually reopen after coronavirus lockdowns, local governments are seeking solutions for more socially distanced transportation and recreation spaces, which is increasing demand for temporary cycling lanes and the mobile mapping solutions used to set them up.

Berlin, for example, has laid out a temporary network of bike lanes within its roadways, while Brussels, London and Milan are among cities scrambling to provide commuters with alternatives to public buses and trains. In Paris, officials aim to create more than 400 miles of cycling lanes throughout the greater metropolitan area. Seattle and other cities in the United States are also considering changes to their transportation systems to meet the demand for more cycling.

To set up these new cycling paths safely and efficiently, cities and towns are deploying mobile mapping solutions, such as the Trimble MX7 together with Trimble Business Center, for quick data capture, planning and design of new bike lanes.

Mounted on top of a vehicle, the MX7 enables a fast and productive capture of 360-degree, geo-referenced images, from which rich asset data and condition information can be extracted and shared amongst project stakeholders. Mobile mapping systems allows municipalities to collect timely, current data, whenever the need arises - making them an ideal solution in times of rapid change.

Interested in learning more?

Watch our tutorial to see how MX7 data can be utilized in Trimble Business Center to map out a temporary bicycle path. For more product videos, webinars and tutorials around mobile mapping, visit our YouTube Channel.