This dataset comprises of:

  • Repeated observations of numbers of bicycles and empty spaces available at each of the docking stations that comprise Brisbane's primary bicycle sharing system (BSS), currently known as CityCycle, between 2011 and 2018, plus a small amount of data from 2010. The observations are collected from the system's data feed at generally 2 minute intervals. Some older data were collected at 10 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 (and inverse directions) than Australia.

Some of the earlier data was collected through a third party API, This source should be acknowledged, additional details at

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Bicycle Sharing System Docking Stations
Geographical Scales Individual docking stations
Analytical Units Shared bicycles
Data Kind CSV
Bounding box Brisbane
Nation Australia
Source JCDecaux
Publication Year 2018
Attribution Statement Via CDRC. Some data via
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email