Mapping Bike Trips in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nice Ride Minnesota is a seasonally operated nonprofit bicycle sharing system in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota based on the BIXI brand created by Public Bike System Company and first used in Montreal. Launched on June 10, 2010, the program has seen over 10,000 trips in its first month and reached 100,817 rides in the first season of operation. I compared Nice Ride frequencies in the Minneapolis St. Paul region by analyzing ride frequencies by age demographic, detailed trip data, separated by customer and subscriber. I then utilized the Google Maps Developer API to map out individual bike trips, measuring approximate location of bike trips throughout the region.