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#CitiBike #CivicHackNight

a night dedicated to #citibike data, sponsored by New Work City at NEW WORK CITY.

NYC’s new bike share systems has chalked up some impressive stats: people have ridden CitiBikes 270,000 miles, over 30,000 people joined as annual members, and 6,000 daily riders are taking the eye-catching blue bikes for a spin. All of this in ten days!!!

Bike share is the perfect opportunity for new tools to help people make smart travel choices. Data about usage can tell us how New Yorkers get around: speeds travelled, routes taken, etc.

On Wednesday June 26, join betaNYC for a special evening on available CitiBike data, hacking & building tools, and blue sky thinking. We will hear from Neil Freedman, Director of New Media at NYC Department of Transportation, Andrew Nicklin, Director of Research and Development at NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Anthony Townsend, NYU Rudin, on CitiBike + Foursquare data.

If you are working with bike share data, sign up to present a 3 min demo. Apply to present here.


6:30 - DOORS OPEN 
6:50 - Presentations (available data feeds, et. al.)
7:10 - 7:30 - Project Showcase (demo YOUR mashups)
7:30 - 9:30 - Hacking
9:30 - 10:00 - Insights and Cleanup


To get you excited, check out some of the data links below, plus demos discussed in the comments.

Maps and Statistics


Mobile Apps

Organized by #betaNYC, OpenPlans, NYU Rudin Center, and DataKind.

This event is graciously sponsored by New Work City, Code for America's Brigade, OpenPlans, and NYU Rudin Center.

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  • noel h.

    if you are looking for a brief recap on last night's event, please check out < >.

    June 27, 2013

  • Fabrizio G.

    can I present a small experiment I did'

    June 26, 2013

  • fkh

    Hey everyone, amazing crowd last night, and some great demos and hacks. If you'd like to keep the conversation going about Citi Bike data and the projects you're working on, consider joining the new Citi Bike data hackers mailing list ---!forum/citibike-hackers

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Jeff N.

    Had a great time, blown away by what some people are doing with the data that's available. Wish I could've stuck around to see the results of the night's hacking

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • Peter K.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. Wish I had more advance notice on the waitlist spot opening!

    June 26, 2013

  • Mujahid P.

    So dissapointed I can't come! Hopefully someone else can enjoy my spot!

    June 26, 2013

  • Joly M.

    I'm already booked or I'd video this.

    June 26, 2013

  • David C.

    Freeing up a space for a diligent wait-listed hacker.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Kennedy

    Not feeling that well :(

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed I can't make it after all. Have fun!!

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it, unfortunately :(

    June 24, 2013

  • Nathan S.

    Any spots left?

    June 21, 2013

  • fkh

    ... and here's the YouTube version of the #citibike data conversation from Brian Lehrer's show last night:

    June 20, 2013

  • fkh

    Any keen watchers will have seen me talking about the hack night on Brian Lehrer's show today. The video goes up on YouTube tomorrow.

    June 19, 2013

  • fkh

    I've been scraping the bike/dock availability feed with Scraperwiki, saved here:

    Dock location/name info here, updated daily:

    2 · June 10, 2013

    • noel h.

      I'm having difficulty getting to these two URLS. I am getting data from <­ >. What is the proper URL we should be using for this data?

      June 19, 2013

    • fkh

      The url is https://beta.scraperwi...­. I think if you have a login, you can get to it. There's a setting that lets logged in users expose it as an json endpoint. Let's work it out at the hacknight!

      June 19, 2013

  • noel h.

    We are happy to have two representatives joining us, Neil Freedman and Andrew Nicklin. Both will be around to represent Department of Transportation data and the City's Open Data portal.

    Additionally, we've lined up a few more data sets and example applications for you to explore.

    June 19, 2013

  • Mujahid P.

    Really excited! Is there anything I should bring?

    June 17, 2013

    • noel h.

      Bring a laptop, power cord, and some brains.

      1 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Citi Bike Stats:

    Lots of mostly routine graphs, but includes neighborhood-specific analysis. Under the covers I can do all sorts of individual station analysis (or arbitrary groupings of stations), much of which isn't exposed in the interface yet.

    2 · June 14, 2013

    • fkh

      Looking forward to seeing you present this next week!

      June 17, 2013

  • Joel N.

    Would be nice if there is a bike teardown and some more info on tech behind the stations, the bike and the server. Also if somebody from Alta can be there.

    June 14, 2013

  • noel h.

    Anyone have a contact at the NY Times? It would be fun to have access to "Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words" data set < >.

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a basic nodejs module to expose the above Citibike API endpoints. Will continue to make more available leading up to the event:

    June 8, 2013

  • Emil

    Please do not drive to this event.

    June 12, 2013

    • noel h.

      you can drive your citibike! there is a rack right out front!!!

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Social Scientist +1 (husband) who is a Mechanical Engineer

    June 11, 2013

  • Anthony T.

    Pizza pizza.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Anthony V. a spreadsheet with the usage stats they've been sharing on their blog

    1 · June 8, 2013

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