It's Likely That Your Next Citi Bike Trip Will Be Faster Than a Taxi Ride

Looking for a reason to ride a bike instead of pay for a taxi? This new interactive guide makes the case for Citi Bike in New York City.
October 1, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Software developer Todd W. Schneider has created a DIY visualization of travel speeds of Citi Bike relative to taxis in New York City. In Schneider's own words, "I’ve built an interactive guide that shows when a Citi Bike is faster than a taxi, depending on the route and the time of day." Schneider has made the code used to build the guide available on GitHub.

Among the findings produced by Schneider's guide: "40% of weekday taxi trips—over 50% during peak hours—would be faster as Citi Bike rides." The post includes a lot more specificity, and the point is made so clearly that Schneider's work has already been picked up Gothamist.

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Published on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Todd W. Schneider
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