Photo by Adminspotter.
This has been a great week for Capital Bikeshare! It started off with Slate naming it the best bikeshare program in the country. And now the inestimable M.V. Jantzen has created a program that allows you to click on any bikeshare station and find out where people ride to from that station and where people road from to arrival there.
The data for the Georgetown stations (taken from the 3rd quarter of 2012) is predictable, but interesting. Check them out:
Wisconsin and Canal:
- Top Paired Station: Dupont Circle – 789 trips – 434 to here and 355 back
K and 30th:
- Top Paired Station: Also Dupont Circle – 522 trips – 370 to here and 152 back
- Top Paired Station: Dupont – 599 trips – 279 to here and 320 back
M and Pennsylvania:
- Top Paired Station: Dupont Circle – 866 – 495 to here and 371 back
- Top Paired Station: Georgetown University – 371 trips – 106 to here and 266 back
Each station with the exception of the Safeway station had more arrivals from its top pair than departures to. The Safeway one is interesting as well since it appears to be very popular with GU students, who apparently are more likely to walk to the station than ride a bike there.
Dupont is a popular link for the Georgetown stations. This probably demonstrates that a lot of people likely take the train to the Dupont Metro and then take a bike to get to Georgetown.
The Rosslyn Metro stop is also popular. It was a close second link with the Wisconsin and Canal station and the GU station.
Play around with the tool. It’s really cool.