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Nerds Rejoice: The CaBi Dashboard is Here!

If you're the kind of person who gets off on having lots of data about how systems work, you'll want to futz around with the District Department of Transportation's latest toy: A graphing application for dozens of metrics about Capital Bikeshare, from ridership to membership to servicing.

In the future, I'd love to be able to plot the various indicators against each other, and perhaps even integrate it with the Circulator dashboard, since they're all supposed to be seamlessly integrated in real life. For now, what you'll notice is that most indicators are trending up dramatically. But it's interesting to note as well that the vast number of instances in which racks are full or empty, resulting in the frustrating "dockblocked" scenario, last less than 30 minutes—a sign that the rebalancing process is functioning as it should.

Being in its first year, there's no telling whether that gangbusters growth can continue at the same rate. So let's check back in the fall, hey?

  • brad

    here's some data...

    Capital Bike Share/alta bicycles denies health insurance to only the employees who ride bikes for the job because 6 million dollars of taxpayers money used to fund Capital Bikeshare was squandered away!!!!!!!

    THIS ONLY HAPPENED TO EMPLOYEES WHO RIDE BIKES FOR THE JOB!!!.

    My employment ended recently and i am so happy not to be working for Capital Bike Share anymore. when i was hired in november i was a full time employee with benefits and an option to have health insurance after a set amount of time. starting feb. Alta bikes, who is the mother company of Capital Bike Share, changed thier policy and made me and all of the people in my position a part time employee with out benefits. Then Alison Choen (president of Alta) took a vacation to the bahamas. I/we was also denied any buy in on the health plan they ues for full time employees. then a week or so later, they gave back everything TO ONLY THREE of the 8 people effected and called them managers. the rest were paid the amount of PTO they were alotted for the year (i had around 27 hours) and no longer allowed to work a 40 hour week capping out at 32hrs.
    THIS ONLY HAPPENED TO EMPLOYEES WHO RIDE BIKES FOR THE JOB!!!. the employees who drive vans (rebalancing the system), and station technitions were NOT affected by this change in policy(about 13 to 15 employees not affected). they all still have a full timer with insurance and benefits.

    Every time you rent a Bikeshare bike, just know that your 6 million dollars of taxpayers money used to fund Capital Bikeshare was squandered away. As it was stated by Alta "a mistake was made in thier budget" and therefore the bikecheckers will pay for this mistake with thier wellbeing. When you rent a Bikeshare bike, know that it functions properly because it was checked by a bikechecker. Know that said bikechecker traveled by bike to do thier job, and had his/her wellbeing stripped of them by thier employer Capital Bikeshare/Alta! Know that i am only able to say something because i do not work there anymore. Everyone in my position (even the 3 who were made managers) have strong feelings about this change and cannot speak up out of fear of losing thier job!!!

    THIS ONLY HAPPENED TO EMPLOYEES WHO RIDE BIKES FOR THE JOB!!!.

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