Michael, great movies. It seems to me the CaBi developer / data hacker community has just about caught up with the Londoners, even though we've had a year less time to hack! Let that be a challenge to them :0
BTW what was the answer to your question above about bikes being returned to the same station...was it because you were looking at the wrong year as you mentioned on twitter?
new rebalancing analyses
Bikeshare vs. transit analyses
Using a trip planner from OpenPlans, James Wong has some new results about the trip durations where users will choose bikeshare vs. transit.
Eric Budd created some nice graphs of Q1 2012 hourly usage by members vs. casual users.
The London Barclays Cycle Hire has a sample file with 25 trips. To get access to their bikesharing system you have to submit an application, including things like expected audience, and the IP addresses of where you'll be using it!
No luck with Paris, Montreal, or Denver. Boston has a single set available, which I used to make a little visualizer tool with: Bikeshare Stats on a Map
Anyone know of other cities where the bikeshare trip history data is easily available?
You should come to London and take a look. Many people use bikes to get to work or school, in fact it's getting more popular all the time. Bicycle usage has doubled over the past 5 years and about half a million bike journeys are now made each day in the city.
In addition London has the popular "Barclays cycle hire" scheme where you can rent bikes from stands in the street. These are commonly known as "Boris Bikes" after the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
A lot of people do worry about the danger of cycling in London traffic. But in my opinion and experience, it's OK if you cycle sensibly and avoid the busiest junctions (intersections). And of course you should always use lights after dark. Free cycle route maps are available from TfL (Transport for London) which show you all the numbered cycle routes in London, which usually avoid the busiest streets.
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