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Bicycle Sharing System Docking Station Observations

The collection of bicycle sharing systems datasets are available for a number of urban areas, in most cases in the UK and Ireland. Each dataset comprises of:

  • Repeated observations of numbers of bicycles and empty spaces available at each of the docking stations that comprise the urban area's primary bicycle sharing system. The observations are collected from the system's data feed at generally 10 minute intervals. Some data were collected at 2 minute intervals for some years and this higher frequency data can be made available on special request.

  • 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.

Data is available for the following collection of urban areas:

  • London (Santander Cycles)
  • Edinburgh (Just Eat Cycles)
  • Cardiff (Nextbike)
  • Glasgow (Nextbike)
  • Belfast (Just Eat Belfast Bikes)
  • Norwich (Beryl Bikes)
  • Watford (Beryl Bikes)
  • Hereford (Beryl Bikes)
  • Bournemouth (Beryl Bikes)
  • Brighton (BTN Bikeshare)
  • Dublin (NOW TV dublinbikes)
  • Certain other systems can be made available by prior arrangement, for special circumstances.

If you are interested in general trends across years, at a system rather than individual docking station level, please see the Meddin Bike-Sharing World Map (and its corresponding dataset that is also listed on CDRC Data). If you are interested in individual journey data, see the TfL website for London, or contact operators directly for other cities.

Please state which urban area you are interested in, when applying, under the Purpose section.

University College London (UCL)
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