At this time of the year, having a choice of transport can be the enemy of the cycle commuter. It’s understandable why the sight of frost can have you reaching for the car keys or bus pass, but the decision to leave the bike at home is always uncomfortable to make. The bicycle barometer promises to do it on your behalf.
Bike or bus the commute?
The bicycle barometer uses an internet connection to establish weather conditions on your route and the status of public transport alternatives.
It then digests all the data down into a single value and displays it on a dial with a bike sign at one end and a tube sign at the other. For example, if it is raining a bit the dial will move a bit towards the tube sign, but if the tube is suffering delays, it will move a bit back in the other direction.
Instructions for building one are available here
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We’ve been campaigning for sustainable transport for over 30 years with the help of people like you. Supporting this work is easy – you simply take out cycle insurance, mobility scooter insurance or breakdown cover and we take care of the rest. We provide an excellent level of cover while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.