This dataset comprises of:

  • Repeated observations of numbers of bicycles and empty spaces available at each of the docking stations that comprise London's primary bicycle sharing system (BSS), currently known as Santander Cycles and formerly known as Barclays Cycle Hire, between 2010 (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.

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Bicycle Sharing System Docking Stations
Date Range 2010-2018
Update Frequency On request
Geographical Scales Individual docking stations
Analytical Units Shared bicycles
Data Kind CSV
Bounding box Central and Inner City London
Nation United Kingdom
Source Transport for London
Creator Oliver O'Brien
Publication Year 2018
Attribution Statement Powered by TfL Open Data. Via CDRC Data.
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
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