No. We have decided as a team to not work with passively collected data such as cell phone data because we do not believe it meets reasonable standards of user consent and therefore would be inconsistent with our approach to individual privacy.
The folks’ whose data is included in those LBS datasets have not consented to their data being used for this purpose and it has likely been resold (potentially several times). Strava does not passively collect location data, and we believe our data is inherently more reliable because it has been authentically collected from members who are aware of Metro, are excited to contribute to better infrastructure, and have the opportunity to opt out at any time.
There have already been numerous calls for better regulation of location data and we believe that legislation like the California Consumer Privacy Act will become more commonplace, making the use of this data by public agencies more challenging in the future.