System Data

Where do Bluebikes riders ride? When do they ride? How far do they go? Which stations are most popular? On what days of the week are most rides taken? We've heard all of these questions and more, which is why we are pleased to provide the data sets to help you discover the answers to these questions and more. We invite developers, engineers, statisticians, artists, academics and other creative members of the public to use the data we provide for analysis, development, visualization, and whatever else moves you.
We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes trip data each quarter. This data is provided according to the Bluebikes Data License Agreement.

Blue Bikes Comprehensive Trip Histories

We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes trip data each quarter. The data include:

  • Trip Duration (seconds)
  • Start Time and Date
  • Stop Time and Date
  • Start Station Name & ID
  • End Station Name & ID
  • Bike ID
  • User Type (Casual = Single Trip or Day Pass user; Member = Annual or Monthly Member)
  • Birth Year
  • Gender, self-reported by member (Zero=unknown; 1=male; 2=female)
    The data has been processed to remove trips that are taken by staff as they service and inspect the system; and any trips that were below 60 seconds in length (potentially false starts or users trying to re-dock a bike to ensure it was secure).

Bluebikes Stations

We publish downloadable files of Bluebikes station data. The data include:

Real-time Data

In accordance with the data standard recommended by the North American Bike Share Association (NABSA), Bluebikes publishes real-time system data in open General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) format. Get Bluebikes' GBFS feed here. Use this data for all new projects.

We also continue to support the legacy station feed in both JSON and XML formats.

Bluebikes in 2020 Data Visualization

The year 2020 was unlike any before, and like most things, bike share in Boston changed radically. Explore the trends, growth, and scope of the Bluebikes system in 2020 with this interactive story map created by The City of Boston

Membership and Ridership

More than 14 million trips have been taken by Bluebikes riders since the 2011 launch (as of 7/2021)

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System Growth

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Rider Trip Records

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Most Popular Stations

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Additional Resources

Bluebikes' online media kit, including historical facts about the system, high-quality, print-ready photos, and logos.