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.

This data is provided according to the Bluebikes Data License Agreement.

Blue Bikes Comprehensive Trip Histories

We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes trip data each quarter. The data include:

  • 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)

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

Bluebikes Stations

We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes station data. The data include:

  • Number
  • Name
  • Latitude/Longitude
  • Municipality
  • Total docks
  • Deployment Year

Download Station 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.

Bluebikes in 2020 Data Visualization

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

Explore Visually

Membership and Ridership

More than 15 million trips have been taken by Bluebikes riders since the 2011 launch (as of 1/2022)

YEARANNUAL MEMBERSCASUAL PASSES (24-HR & Single Trip)TOTAL TRIPSMILES TRAVELED
20113,20330,655140,974133,761
20127,04268,752531,3881,058,707
20139,71488,644908,1651,631,451
201412,67388,7791,184,5582,091,386
201513,248102,4451,122,5442,059,079
201614,09699,3221,236,2362,251,508
201714,57795,2991,313,8372,427,998
201818,178248,9001,767,8063,688,271
201921,261462,6462,520,4185,180,999
202022,906493,0352,065,2925,165,444
202123,345697,6562,954,6246,627,760

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
2020325/ 3653500+ / 3750+Year-roundYear-round365
2021365/ 4003750+ /
4000+
Year-roundYear-round365

Rider Trip Records

RECORDTRIPS (UPDATED
9/14/21)
DATE
Daily18,118September 11, 2021
Weekly105,988Week of September 13, 2021
Monthly435,039September 2021

Most Popular Stations

StationTotal 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

Additional Resources

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