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The New York Times - By Plotting Journeys, Providing a Glimpse at Citi Bike Ridership

Since its introduction last May, the Citi Bike program has attracted 100,000 annual members but far fewer daily subscribers than expected, a combination that has contributed to the system’s precarious finances as operators look to expand.

The math is simple: Regular riders strain the system through repeated use, leading to higher costs. A new data visualization project demonstrates this phenomenon, and makes clear the degree to which the bike share system has become interwoven into the city’s transit network.

Visit the link below to find out more:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/by-plotting-journeys-providing-a-glimpse-at-citi-bike-ridership/

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Monday, March 31, 2014