New bike-share data feed will get more bums on saddles, say operators

“Big data” from London’s Santander Cycles and New York’s Citi Bike has been made commercially available by Ito World. The Cambridge and London data visualisation specialist has also included other global bike-share schemes into the same real-time data feed. The feed includes the locations of the bikes and docking stations in real-time. Providers of mobility solutions – such as multi-modal smartphone apps – can now more easily incorporate bike-share data. Nice Ride Minnesota’s IT director Mitch Vars said: “Bike sharing has matured in recent years from something experimental to a key component of urban transportation in much of the world. Cooperation between companies like Ito World and the public and private operators of these systems is accelerating the adoption of bike sharing by new users.”

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