This dataset comprises of:

  • Repeated observations of numbers of bicycles and empty spaces available at each of the docking stations that comprise the primary bicycle sharing system (BSS) of the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley (East Bay), San Jose and (historically) Redwood City, Palo Alto and Mountain View, currently known as Ford GoBike and formerly known as Bay Area Bike Share, between 2013 (shortly after launch) and 2018. The observations are collected from the system's data feed at generally 2 minute intervals.
  • Summary observations of the numbers of bicycles reported as being available in the system, at generally the same frequency as the individual docking station observations.
  • Locations, operator IDs and names of former and current docking stations in the system.
  • A summary analysis and graph, showing how the numbers of bicycles available has varied with time, based on this data.

Notes: The data is supplied with UK (GMT or BST) timestamps. Researchers would need to convert this to local time, bearing in mind that the UK observes summer time with different switchover dates than the US.

Please note that use of this dataset is subject to restrictions by the upstream data source (Ford GoBike) as well as CDRC. Please see for further details.

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Bicycle Sharing System Docking Stations
Date Range 2013-2018
Geographical Scales Individual docking stations
Analytical Units Shared bicycles
Data Kind CSV
Bounding box Bay Area, California
Nation United States
Source Bay Area Bike Share and Ford GoBike
Creator Oliver O'Brien
Attribution Statement Via CDRC.
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email