System Data

Where do Citi Bikers ride? When do they ride? How far do they go? Which stations are most popular? What days of the week are most rides taken on? We've heard all of these questions and more from you and now we are happy to provide the data sets to help you discover the answers to these questions and more. We invite developers, engineers, statisticians, artists, academics and other members of the interested public to use the data we provide for analysis, development, visualization and whatever else moves you.

This data is provided according to the NYCBS Data Use Policy.

Citi Bike Trip Histories

We publish downloadable files of Citi Bike trip data. The data includes:

  • Trip Duration (seconds)
  • Start Time and Date
  • Stop Time and Date
  • Start Station Name
  • End Station Name
  • Station ID
  • Station Lat/Long
  • Bike ID
  • User Type (Customer = 24-hour pass or 7-day pass user; Subscriber = Annual Member)
  • Gender (Zero=unknown; 1=male; 2=female)
  • Year of Birth

This data has been processed to remove trips that are taken by staff as they service and inspect the system; trips that are taken to/from any of our “test” stations (which we were using more in June and July 2013), and any trips that were below 60 seconds in length (potentially false starts or users trying to re-dock a bike to ensure it was secure).

Download Citi Bike trip history data.

Citi Bike Daily Ridership and Membership Data

Explore Citi Bike daily ridership and membership data from April 2016 onwards. Click on the link at the bottom right of the graph to download the data as a csv file.

Explore and download data from 2013: System Launch - Sept 2013; Oct - Dec.

Explore and download data from 2014: Jan - Mar; Apr - June; July - Sept; Oct - Dec.

Explore and download data from 2015: Jan - Mar; April - June; July - Sept; Oct - Dec.

Explore and download data from 2016: Jan - Mar;

Please note, we have recently revised out methodology for reporting customer trips and mileage to be in compliance with how other bike share systems across the country report.

Previously we included all trips, and based our mileage estimates on all trips that lasted for more than 5 seconds but less than 6 hours. Trips longer than 6 hours were assumed to be erroneous (for example, someone who did not understand that bike share was meant for short trips who took the bike for a longer ride or attempted to lock it outside of the system).

Going forward we will now only include trips with a duration of > 1 minute, both for trip counts and mileage estimates. For mileage estimates we will cap any trips with durations greater than 2 hours at 2 hours*.

We only include trips that begin at publicly available stations (thereby excluding trips that originate at our depots for rebalancing or maintenance purposes).

We have posted revised estimates for trips and mileage below for 2013 and 2014 based on this methodology to assist researchers who need a continuous dataset. Going forward new data that we post will follow the methodology stated above.

*Estimated Distance Traveled – 7.456 mi/h (12 km/h) times the total trip duration of trips greater than or equal to 60 seconds and under 2 hours. Trips over 2 hours max-out at 14.9 mi (24 km).

Real-time data

Citi Bike publishes real-time system data in General Bikeshare Feed Specification format. Get the GBFS feed here. Use this data for all new projects.

We continue to support the legacy feed format, Citi Bike Station feed and Station Status key (JSON).

Additional Resources

  • The City of New York's bicycling data.
  • A group of software developers and data explorers working with data feeds from NYC's Bike Share system and other bike data maintain this Google Group (note: NYC Bike Share is not responsible for this group, it is run and maintained by a group of interested private citizens).

Monthly Operating Reports

Find our monthly operating reports here.