Easter Sunday – Big Bike Share Day
It’s Easter Sunday. In England at least, the shops are closed, public transport is restricted, and it’s a warm and sunny day. What better to do than get out on the bike. And if you don’t have a bike, the centre of many of the world’s capital cities now have cheap bikes to rent. So, today is likely to one of the biggest days for bike share so far.
Here’s a league table for some of the bike share cities I’m tracking, based on today’s figures. My metric is based on the maximum number of bikes simultaneously being used. It doesn’t take into account bikes being redistributed, breaking or being added to (or removed from) the scheme today, and assumes that at some point overnight, no bikes were being used before.
% of Bikes in Simultaneous Use – Selected Cities
|City||No of Bikes||Max Use %||Time of Max Use (Local)|
|Washington DC||872||37% HUGE!||16:04|
|Miami Beach||427||37% HUGE!||14:04|
Note: Above 30%, the system is extremely busy and it becomes very difficult to find a bike in many places.
America is beating Europe!
Photo by Infomatique on Flickr.