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Lincoln Memorial is Top Destination for Tourists on Capital Bikeshare

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:11 PM

The Lincoln Memorial has the highest percentage of “casual riders” – typically assumed to be tourists who rent on the fly – on Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare system., at 82.3 percent. We’ve never really had a view of how people are moving around the region on bicycle before CaBi came along and opened up its ridership […]

by Ted Eytan
Transit Tech

Techies Tackle WMATA Data at Metro Hack Night

Monday, January 6, 2014 2:21 PM

You can’t talk about transit in the D.C. region without talking about WMATA. The new Transportation Techies group dedicated our latest meetup to sharing projects that explore data from and about Metrorail and Metrobus. Here’s what we learned at Metro Hack Night. Before getting started, we settled in with a game of Metro Hangman, in which […]

by Michael Schade
Open Data slideshow

Top 10 Mobility Lab Stories of 2013

Thursday, January 2, 2014 1:01 PM

We go in a lot of directions at Mobility Lab. But – in a world with a booming population, ever-dirtier air from traffic pollution, and idealists who simply want to spend their time any other way but in traffic jams – we always bring it back to the concept of “moving people – not cars.” Within that […]

by Paul Mackie
Transit Tech
CaBi Hackers slideshow

Capital Bikeshare Hackers Pedal Their Wares at Mobility Lab

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:00 PM

The Washington region has a new home for programmers who love playing with transportation data. The Transportation Techies meetup group welcomes technologists and the “code curious” to our meetings, which will mostly be show & tell demos of cool apps and visualizations. Our debut meetup explored cool programs built around Capital Bikeshare’s open data. The […]

by Michael Schade
Transit Tech
Michael Schade presentation featured

Keeping Transportation Personal in a Digital Age

Friday, February 15, 2013 3:33 PM

Do you remember telephone operators? Have you ever heard of telephone operators, or switchboard operators? If the only thing that comes to mind are black and white photos of Victorian women seated in rows in front of large panels of cords, then you are correct. Telephone operators, once tasked with connecting phone lines before the […]

by Elizabeth Denton
Hubway featured

Boston and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Maps Show Bikeshare’s Transportation Impact

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:06 PM

After building the CaBi Trip Visualizer for the Capital Bikeshare system in Washington D.C. and Virginia, I looked for other cities I could do similar analyses with. I found two other systems that posted the open data that would allow me to create maps showing where their riders are coming and going. I got the […]

by Michael Schade
Michael Bikeshare Tool

A Closer Look at Bikeshare Data

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:29 AM

Every quarter, a new set of data gets added to Capital Bikeshare’s repository of trip-history data. And as the Washington D.C. region’s bikesharing system grows more popular, the data sets grow in size (from 15 megabytes and 117,972 trips in the 4th quarter of 2010 to 68 megabytes and 637,531 trips in the 3rd quarter […]

by Michael Schade