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Re: [betaNYC] Bloomberg news: New York Nerds Sift Citi Bike Data to Solve Availability

From: user 7.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:20 PM
I think the belief is that when you expand the area you introduce people into the system (either their home or work) which are new and likely different from the existing traffic patterns.  As the diversity of traffic patterns increases, the ability for each individual bike to have multiple trips per day increases.   i.e. if it was 100% commute driven, a bike would get 2 trips per day.  NYC sees something north of 9 trips per bike per day at the peak so far.  That's double the trips per bike per day of any of the other systems I've been able to find stats on, so NYC is already doing well.  

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM, felix sheng <[address removed]> wrote:
Curious, about the belief that more bikes will change the proportion of commuters? Why wouldn't that ratio stay the same in the presence of a broader map and in staying the same, why wouldn't it exacerbate the issue with even more bikes heading toward the same central areas?


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