I’ve added Lille and Bath to the Bike Share Map. Lille’s system, V’Lille, was soft-launched a few weeks ago, while Bike in Bath, a very small system run by Bicincitta, also launched recently. Bath’s uptake so far seems to have been virtually non-existent – with no rides yet today – however Lille’s usage has been nothing short of spectacular – yesterday, nearly 70% of all the bikes in the system were on the streets rather than in the docks. In fact, Lille tops the following table which shows my estimated maximum use of bike share bikes across 17 cities yesterday. In calculating these numbers, I’ve assumed that at some point in the night before/after, no bikes were being used, and that any change in the total number of docks is because of faulty bikes. That last assumption is a conservative one, so the actual %s may well be a little higher. I can’t be sure that these are accurate numbers so these stats should not be regarded as being definitive, just (perhaps) indicative.
Lille leads the way and Seoul’s small system (in two seperate suburbs) also had impressive usage. San Antonio in Texas, another small system, is in a surprise third place, with London fourth. Vienna also had a very good day.
Sunday 2 October – Estimated Maximum Simultaneous Use
|City||Local Time of Maximum||Weather||No of Bikes in System||Max % In Use||Lille||Sunday 16:56||Sunny||678||65.9%||Seoul||Sunday 16:16||Sunny||301||40.5%||San Antonio||Sunday 11:18||Sunny||109||37.6%||London||Sunday 15:52||Sunny||4765||36.9%||Vienna||Sunday 16:48||Sunny||878||30.6%||Saragossa||Sunday 19:44||Sunny||885||25.9%||Bordeaux||Sunday 16:38||Cloudy||1254||19.5%||Tel Aviv (Saturday)||Saturday 17:10||Part Cloudy||667||18.1%||Washington DC and Arlington||Sunday 12:50||Part Cloudy||852||18.0%||Changzhou (China)||Sunday 08:34||Rain||1543||16.3%||Miami Beach (4h interval)||Sunday 19:30||Part Cloudy||598||16.2%||Dublin (3rd party data)||Sunday 18:10||Rain||448||12.5%||Minneapolis||Sunday 11:46||Sunny||987||8.4%||Rennes||Sunday 18:00||Sunny||801||7.2%||Toronto||Sunday 10:42||Rain||772||6.7%||Montreal||Sunday 17:32||Rain||4274||4.0%||Melbourne||Sunday 11:48||Part Cloudy||541||2.6%|
Thanks as ever to Russell from the Bike-sharing Blog for alerting me to Lille and Bath’s go-live.
Picture from Jason Jones on Flickr.