Earlier this month, Hubway launched a Data Visualization Challenge, tasking the creative minds in Boston with building maps, animations, infographics and the like about Hubway usage. The challenge crowdsources data from Hubway’s first year of rides, such as duration of rides, time of rides, most used stations, gender of riders and more.Using this data, Christos Nicolaides uploaded a video for the challenge to YouTube, detailing a 24-hour period of Hubway bike rides on September 14, 2012. The two-minute video shows little white specks (Hubway bikes) moving in and out of station docks, flicking across Boston every which way – over bridges, through parks and down city streets. On the bottom of the video frame, there is also a graph reflecting peak usage hours for that particular day.The result is an awesome and unique way to visualize a day in the life of Hubway bikes.The Hubway Data Visualization Challenge is taking submissions now through October 31, and there will be a hack day on Saturday, October 27 at the Bocoup Loft to inspire collaboration. Winners will be announced on November 7.

2012 October — Motivate

Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Day in the LIfe of Hubway Bikes [Video]

Earlier this month, Hubway launched a Data Visualization Challenge, tasking the creative minds in Boston with building maps, animations, infographics and the like about Hubway usage. The challenge crowdsources data from Hubway’s first year of rides, such as duration of rides, time of rides, most used stations, gender of riders and more.Using this data, Christos […]

Visualization of Rides After October 10 Nationals Game

The Washington Nationals October playoff run sure was exciting. Almost as exciting was the volume of bike activity around Nationals stadium. Clearly, lots of Nats fans are realizing that getting to and from the game by bike is the way to go! The bike parking at the stadium was full, every rack and lamppost in […]

Hubway shares data on over half a million Boston rides

Hubway is offering a chance to play around with some data of its own: The company’s posted a CSV of every trip ever taken with the bike sharing service, including date, time, origin and destination stations. While at 10 megabytes it’s not really big data, it does add up to more than half a million […]

Boston “a better city” thanks to Hubway bike-sharing

We know that innovative partnerships can deliver tremendous benefits. Regional partnerships have proven successful in many of DOT’s TIGER projects. And our collaboration with the EPA and HUD in the Partnership for Sustainable Communities has effectively coordinated housing, transportation, and environmental planning in communities across America.In Boston, another innovative partnership, A Better City (ABC) has […]