Add more filters to search Segment Explore

I would like to see an enhanced filter for segments. With segment over-population (pollution) I would like to - for example - search for cycling segments that are over 3 miles long and have at least 10 people on the leader board.  This would 'thin the heard' and list the better segments as opposed to the 0.1 mile segment in someone personal driveway.

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  • Dear developers, WTF? Respond please. The feature is essential, 100 meter segments are everywhere!

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  • In the UK, we have short but steep climbs, the HC/1/2/3/4 classification is pretty useless to us. A 1km climb at an average of 15% (with 25% sections) is still only a 4th cat climb... yet it is a serious, serious climb for any rider!

    We need more filters: filter by total meters climbed, filter by average grade, filter by length.

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  • I love the fact that you can filter by climb... Cat ,3,2,1, and HC.  I would love to be able to filter out all of the short segments.  I am mostly concerned with finding good longer rides and love a 10.5 mile segment I found.  I have no interest in seeing 100 segments that are 0.1-0.6 miles long.  Additional filters would be great as well, perhaps something to do with popularity or times ridden or number of leaderboard entries.

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  • Agreed - would love some additional filters on the segment explore. I just moved to a new area and would like some new ideas on good places to ride/run -- but using segment explore often limits the results to really short segments or else a bunch of subsegments on the same 3 mile stretch of road. 

    Would love the following filters added:

    Length of segment

    Times attempted

    Leaderboard Entries

    Times Favorited / Times hidden

     

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  • +1. With the current popularity criteria longer segments have no chance and quickly disappear from the map. The filter on length would help to make them visible.

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  • I am fed up with finding tiny segments only on segment explore.  Quite frankly, it is pointless showing them to me. We already know that every street in town has a 200m segment on it so we don't need  a search feature to find them.  Just ride around the block and you will find 4 tiny segments. How am I supposed to find the 10km segments? The only way I can find them is to stalk the ride history of other riders and hope to find longer segments.

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  • Sounds like the leading piece of feedback here is Segment distance search criteria when using the Segment Explore! 

    Thanks to everyone for their feedback, and we'll add your comments to the mix when we revisit our Segment searching features. 

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  • Seriously a segment filter by length would be really useful! Would love to be able to find the longest segments of my area!

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  • What now? Its almost 4 years. What reason do I have to pay for a premium experience when the really required stuff is never build in? 

    There are sites like Segment Ninja to do this job. Why do we rely on third party sites?...

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  • Good point Dennis...personally I use https://www.doogal.co.uk/strava.php

     

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  • Hi Elle,

    It has been nearly 2 years now since riders requested filters by segment length. 

    In April last year you indicated this feature was going to be considered. Can you report back on the result of that consideration? Is there any technical reason why Strava is unable to offer a function that removes short segments from map displays or search results? Or a preference setting where my user experience is improved by me never seeing any segments less than say 2km in length? Or how about just making all those micro segments less than 400m hidden by default?

     

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  • +1 for filter/sort by average grade, and/or filter/sort by length. And show me the Segment results regardless of the Zoom level, or popularity of the Segment.  And it's fine if Strava wants to display a message that says "Too many Segment results, Zoom in, or adjust the filter criteria."

    I want to build a route with the hardest climbing segments possible. And right now I can't look at a 40 mile wide view of my area to find the steepest segments, I have to zoom all the way in to like .5 miles to see segments appear. That sucks. 

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  • It's impossible to find anything useful for enduro riders without being able to filter segments by length. Also competing on distances longer than 200m makes more sense because GPS lags don't influence results too much.

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  • Two years later and still no way to search by length, direction, total elevation, grade, number of attempts, etc. Why are basic updates that would increase user experience so dramatically simply ignored???? Everyone keeps talking about how cluttered the segment map is, if you aren't going to give us any tools to clean up the mess, at least let us search for what we want to bike and run!

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  • Wow, super disappointing they can't even bother to do basic things like this. I'm a developer. Creating a good search filter for something like this shouldn't be hard, unless you've majorly screwed up your data model, which they must have.

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  • Yeah - surprising this hasn't been done by now.  However, there is a carefully curated ad campaign about how Strava is social media without careful curation.

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  • Adding my vote to the need for improved segment search.  Really difficult to find some good segments without some more filters (geo location, distance, etc.).

     

    Would be a very valuable addition.

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  • I dont understand why it is not in Production... its so borring to look for a segment but impossible to find on popular area because of useless small segments...

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  • Give them a break man its only been 4 years since this was requested.  i want to see more random stories from people i don't know, oh and more pictures of coffee.  

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  • As other people have rightly mentioned the map is too cluttered with short sections and finding a longer section is nearly impossible so being able to filter or search based on length is basic addition.

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  • Yes. If I had to choose 3 new filters, my priorities would be:

    1. total meters climbed

    2. length

    3. number of attempts / number on leaderboard

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  • Just because a segment is popular doesn't mean its a good section, it could just be the only way out of town and go through traffic lights and other obstructions.

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  • Elle that does not make sense.  it is a vicious circle of crap segments that get more popular because your flawed internal rating system constantly spews them at  us to click on.  give us the filters we want. i love strava but it is so infuriating and there is just no need to be.

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  • Let me explain why the current segment rating system doesn't work with the segment explorer.
    1) For any given map region Segment Explorer shows only the ten most popular segments
    2) Also a segment appears in the explorer only if the map region includes both the start and the end of that segment.
    3) So if you zoom in you can't see any partially shown long segments even when there are no other segments around
    4) But if you zoom out chances are there are more than 10 popular short segments around so the longer segments disappear
    5) Shorter segments end up being more popular for the reason #2 above and also because they have much higher chances to match to a run or a ride.
    Once they increase in popularity they push longer segments out of view and there is no chance to discover them.
    So, Strava should either include partially visible segments on the map or add a filter to select only segments that match a certain criteria like a distance or an elevation gain.
    Also let me mention that the current criteria for whether a segment is hilly is also broken because it considers only the start and the end points of the segment and doesn't look at the actual elevation changes in between. That is OK for very short segments only.
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  • I too would love to search filtering criteria included. I would love to be more aware of longer routes to compete against. Loops in particular are great for mountain bikers that often begin and end in/near parking lots.
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  • Filtering segments on length is really a must...

    When this is possible the longer segments will become more popular. Next step might be to "segment" whole routes. Then safety might become an issue at certain parts in the route. Maybe the unsafe parts can be removed from the routes.

     

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  • +1 for sure. There are so many segments it's hard to find them on a map, and searching by title isn't good enough. Please add more filters like distance, time, number of attempts, etc.

    Thanks!

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  • Segment length filter please :)
    I am a bit tired of all the 10m, 100m, 200m and "around the corner" segments created by users with the sole purpose to have another KOM on a ridicilous segment - which can only be beaten while drafting behind a speeding car while having 40km/h backwind.

    These super small (and silly) segments cover the actually good and challenging segments on the segment explorer.

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  • I also want to add my voice here for what it is worth. I see that this request comes from 2014 and Strava still has not done anything about it. It is a pity...

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  • Segment length filter 

    Remove auto-generated segments

     

     

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