This dataset comprises of:

  • Repeated observations of numbers of bicycles and empty spaces available at each of the docking stations that comprise Kazan's primary bicycle sharing system (BSS), currently known as Veli'k, between 2013 and 2018. The observations are collected from the system's data feed at generally 2 minute intervals. Kazan shuts for winter - for some winters, the data continues to be collected (with updating timestamps) which shows the data at the point the system was suspended.
  • 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 Russia and that Russia ceased switching at all, after the start of this dataset.

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Bicycle Sharing System Docking Stations
Date Range 2013-2018
Collecting Date 2018
Geographical Scales Individual docking stations
Analytical Units Shared bicycles
Data Kind CSV
Bounding box Kazan
Nation Russia
Source JCDecaux
Citation Via CDRC.
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email


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