Celebrating five years of Boris Bikes

Celebrating five years of Boris Bikes

Transport for London officially launched its cycle hire scheme to the public on 30 July 2010. I should remember, I was interviewed by Daily Mirror for an article on 'A day in the life of a Boris bike'.

Five years on, what do we know about how the scheme is used? I dug into open data released by Transport for London to revisit a day in the life of the scheme. I zoomed right in on 30 July in honour of the anniversary, looking at 2012, 2013 and 2014 – the only years for which data is available. Here's what I learned.