Research Output

IntelliBike: a cycling infrastructure asset management system

  Research methods employed and pilot study data results for the authors’ IntelliBike: an innovative instrumented bicycle that can be used to monitor the conditions of off-road cycling infrastructure in real-time, are presented. The IntelliBike is designed to look at all key variables which influence off-road cycling infrastructure quality. The IntelliBike instrumentation links global positioning data, real-time camera footage, vibration (ride-quality) data, and environmental (noise, light) data for each route being investigated; the IntelliBike is an asset management tool which will allow decision makers to make the most informed decisions relating to where best to spend allocated funds in order to best manage their existing infrastructure. The process aims to produce an asset management tool aimed at better targeted cycling infrastructure maintenance. Presently the bicycle is fitted with a camera, bicycle computer, sound meter, light meter, vibration logger, and net-book (data logger). Pilot test studies have facilitated the compilation of rider comfort perception data to determine the defect rating system to be developed which will allow surfaces to be categorized by quality level.

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    624 Civil engineering

  • Funders:

    Royal Society of Edinburgh


Taylor, M. D., Shackleton, J., Clavey, J. & Llewellyn, R. (2013). IntelliBike: a cycling infrastructure asset management system



Cycling; vibration; maintenance; off-road; management;

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