We’ve got several live datasets in our data store, including feeds from the air quality sensors, the car park gates, and the availability of bikes on the Next Bike stands around the city. Everyone loves a live, regularly updating dataset. …

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A couple months ago, I made an initial foray into understanding the usage patterns of Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share system. This month, I thought it’d be a fun exercise to revisit that data set to see if I could …

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Despite being nearly 50 years old, bike share is only recently seeing widespread international growth. However, with better data and improved models, bike share’s future looks extremely bright. (Photo: LesHaines / Flickr) Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions …

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Last month, I wrote about my initial attempts to model and predict the usage patterns of Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share system. To recap: If you’ve ever used a bike share before, you know that one of the biggest fears …

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One of the many things that I love about my new home town of Philadelphia is that the government openly shares curated data sets covering most of the governmental functions. Since I recently joined Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program, I …

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