Data Set Divvy bikes

Published on June 23rd, 2016 | by Alexander Kostura


Sharing Data on Chicago’s Bike-Shares

The City of Chicago has published granular information about the use of its bike-sharing system, called Divvy, from 2013 to the present, as open data, and will continue to update this data on a regular basis. Divvy operates a fleet of more than 5,000 shareable bikes at 580 docking stations across the metro area. Chicago’s largest open data set to date, the data contains over 52 million rows of information on the number of available bikes and spots at docking stations, at 10-minute intervals, as well as the origin, destination, and time of every Divvy trip. By making the data publicly available, city officials hope to spur the development of apps and tools to improve the bike-sharing system and address other transportation challenges. The city will update the bike availability data every hour and the trip data every six months.

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About the Author

Alexander Kostura is the 2016 Google public policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. Alex is passionate about information and communications technologies as tools for inclusive economic growth, good governance, and social welfare. He has most recently conducted research in corporate data sharing for social good, specifically in international development and humanitarian response. Alex holds a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and an M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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