Bay Area Bike Share approaches one year anniversary

San Francisco Bay Area Bike Share opened for business on August 29, 2014. I’m looking into the usage data over the past year and I’ll give my perspectives on what I find about usage in the South Bay.

Bike Share launch passing through SJSU campus

Bay Area Bike Share (BABS) is the regional bike share system for the cities of San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. Something like 90% of trips have been logged in San Francisco, which has 50% of stations. Pili Mayora used the open data provided by BABS to create a video showing the most popular routes in San Francisco for each hour of the day.

My membership in BABS comes up for renewal on 8/29. Over the past year, I’ve used BABS 50 times. With my annual membership, that works out to about a buck and a half per rental. Most trips took place in San Jose, with a single rental in San Francisco along the Embarcadero.

Are you a BABS member, or have you used Bay Area Bike Share? What’s your experience?

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