Here’s a heatmap showing where people ride their bikes in the central part of Santa Cruz, California, as captured and processed by Raceshape. Red is more, blue is less. Click through to view larger.
We can see Cliff Drive (both East and West) are popular, as are Beach Street, Front Street, Swift, Laurel and King. There’s a surprising amount of activity on Mission Street.
This map shows people who first track their rides to Strava, and then use Raceshape to “normalize” their GPS tracks to a Strava segment. Raceshape collects data from the entire ride and updates the heatmap map on an hourly basis.
The data source probably means the maps is likely skewed toward those who are more athletically inclined. Still, it seems to be useful information showing which streets are often used by cyclists around the city of Santa Cruz, California.
Compare against Strava’s Saturday heatmap.