HealthyRide Bike Share Visualization

by Bob Gradeck

June 20, 2017

Todd Medema, a member of the data user community built an interesting data visualization with the goal of improving Pittsburgh’s bike share.

After talking with HealthyRide, he realized they faced an expensive problem – moving the bikes around the keep them equally allocated between stations. So, he designed the visualization (entirely in JavaScript!) with the goal of better understanding ridership patterns to predict when re-allocations will be needed, and to explore possible user incentive systems. In the map, each station is marked with a circle – the size of the circle indicates the total usage of the station, and the color indicates if more people are riding to or from the station during the time period selected (blue = more riding into, red = more leaving from).

View Todd’s HealthyRide data visualization