System Data

Where do Bluebikes riders ride? When do they ride? How far do they go? Which stations are most popular? On what days of the week are most rides taken? We've heard all of these questions and more, which is why we are pleased to provide the data sets to help you discover the answers to these questions and more. We invite developers, engineers, statisticians, artists, academics and other creative members of the public to use the data we provide for analysis, development, visualization, and whatever else moves you.

Blue Bikes Comprehensive Trip Histories

We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes trip data each quarter. This data is provided according to the Bluebikes Data License Agreement.

The data includes:

  • Trip Duration (seconds)
  • Start Time and Date
  • Stop Time and Date
  • Start Station Name & ID
  • End Station Name & ID
  • Bike ID
  • User Type (Casual = Single Trip or Day Pass user; Member = Annual or Monthly Member)
  • Birth Year
  • Gender, self-reported by member (Zero=unknown; 1=male; 2=female)

Also available in a separate document is the list of GPS coordinates and number of docks for each station.

The data has been processed to remove trips that are taken by staff as they service and inspect the system; and any trips that were below 60 seconds in length (potentially false starts or users trying to re-dock a bike to ensure it was secure).

Download Bluebikes trip history data

Real-time Data

In accordance with the data standard recommended by the North American Bike Share Association (NABSA), Bluebikes publishes real-time system data in open General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) format. Get Bluebikes' GBFS feed here. Use this data for all new projects.

We also continue to support the legacy station feed in both JSON and XML formats.

Membership and Ridership

  • More than 12 million trips have been taken by Bluebikes riders since the 2011 launch (as of 9/2020)
  • An estimated 87,000 unique riders took trips in 2016
  • An estimated 177,463 unique riders took trips in 2018
  • An estimated 246,524 unique riders took trips in 2019
YEARANNUAL MEMBERSCASUAL PASSES (24-HR & Single Trip)TOTAL TRIPSMILES TRAVELEDCALORIES BURNEDCo2 OFFSET (lbs)
20113,20330,655140,974133,7615,751,72390,957
20127,04268,752531,3881,058,70745,524,390859,670
20139,71488,644908,1651,631,45170,152,3791,324,738
201412,67388,7791,184,5582,091,38689,929,5881,698,205
201513,248102,4451,122,5442,059,07988,540,4081,671,972
201614,09699,3221,236,2362,251,50896,814,8481,828,225
201714,57795,2991,313,8372,427,998104,403,9201,971,535
201818,178248,9001,767,8063,688,271158,817,5222,999,065
201921,261462,6462,520,4185,180,999222,782,9654,206,971

System Growth

YEARSTATIONS (BEGINNING / END OF SEASON)BICYCLES (BEGINNING / END OF SEASON)SEASON OPENSEASON CLOSETOTAL DAYS
201161610July 28Nov 30126
201261 / 105610 / 1050Apr 3Nov 28240
2013105 / 1301050 / 1200Apr 2Nov 27240
2014130 / 1401200 / 1300Apr 2Nov 26239
2015140 / 1551300 / 1500Apr 17Nov 25223
2016155 / 1801500 / 1800Feb 29Dec 31307
2017180 / 1901800Feb 27Dec 31308
2018190 / 2621800 /2500+Year-roundYear-round365
2019262 / 3252500+ / 3500+Year-roundYear-round365

Rider Trip Records

RECORDTRIPS (UPDATED
9/14/20)
DATE
Daily14,400September 12, 2020
Weekly91,137Week of September 16, 2019
Monthly363,304September 2019

Most Popular Stations

STATIONMUNICIPALITYTOTAL STATION VISITS IN 2019
MIT at Mass Ave / Amherst StCambridge118,047
Central Square at Mass Ave / Essex StCambridge102,441
MIT Stata Center at Vassar St / Main StCambridge89,028
Ames St at Main StCambridge85,425
South Station - 700 Atlantic AveBoston85,296
Nashua St at Red Auerbach WayBoston82,908
Harvard Square at Mass Ave / DunsterCambridge71,086
Kendall TCambridge69,309
MIT Pacific St at Purrington StCambridge67,909
MIT Vassar StCambridge58,306
Christian Science Plaza - Massachusetts Ave at Westland AveBoston51,782

Additional Resources

Bluebikes' online media kit, including historical facts about the system, high-quality, print-ready photos, and logos.