New data analysis — with stringing animated visuals — gives a deeper understanding of DublinBikes usage.
The authors outline how weekday commuters use what “seems to involve almost every bike in the scheme being washed back and forth on a tide”.
On schemestats.bike, the authors said: “It appears that the stations newly introduced this year as part of an expansion of the scheme, mostly with a focus on the north side, have been well utilised: we see these stations filling up and emptying out during the daily commutes along with the general trend.”
They add: “We can see several stations, e.g in Portobello, empty out in the morning and clearly getting refilled by the re-distributors. This is clearly necessary, as they are rapidly emptied once again before the commute is finished.”
The full analysis and visuals can be found on schemestats.bike.