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.
This data is provided according to the Bluebikes Data License Agreement.
We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes trip data each quarter. The data include:
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).
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We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes station data. The data include:
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.
The year 2020 was unlike any before, and like most things, bike share in Boston changed radically. Explore the trends, growth, and scope of the Bluebikes system in 2020 with this interactive story map created by The City of Boston
More than 15 million trips have been taken by Bluebikes riders since the 2011 launch (as of 1/2022)
|YEAR||ANNUAL MEMBERS||CASUAL PASSES (24-HR & Single Trip)||TOTAL TRIPS||MILES TRAVELED|
|YEAR||STATIONS (BEGINNING / END OF SEASON)||BICYCLES (BEGINNING / END OF SEASON)||SEASON OPEN||SEASON CLOSE||TOTAL DAYS|
|2011||61||610||July 28||Nov 30||126|
|2012||61 / 105||610 / 1050||Apr 3||Nov 28||240|
|2013||105 / 130||1050 / 1200||Apr 2||Nov 27||240|
|2014||130 / 140||1200 / 1300||Apr 2||Nov 26||239|
|2015||140 / 155||1300 / 1500||Apr 17||Nov 25||223|
|2016||155 / 180||1500 / 1800||Feb 29||Dec 31||307|
|2017||180 / 190||1800||Feb 27||Dec 31||308|
|2018||190 / 262||1800 /2500+||Year-round||Year-round||365|
|2019||262 / 325||2500+ / 3500+||Year-round||Year-round||365|
|2020||325/ 365||3500+ / 3750+||Year-round||Year-round||365|
|2021||365/ 400||3750+ /|
|Daily||26,952||September 17, 2022|
|Weekly||164,734||Week of September 12, 2022|
|Station||Total Trips in 2021|
|MIT at Mass Ave / Amherst St||70,300|
|Central Square at Mass Ave / Essex St||53,015|
|Charles Circle - Charles St at Cambridge St||42,172|
|Harvard Square at Mass Ave/ Dunster||40,647|
|Ames St at Main St||37,241|
|Christian Science Plaza - Massachusetts Ave at Westland Ave||34,356|
|MIT Pacific St at Purrington St||31,530|
|Beacon St at Massachusetts Ave||31,233|
|MIT Vassar St||28,684|
|Commonwealth Ave at Agganis Way||28,469|
|Cross St at Hanover St||28,215|
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