A few months ago, Boston’s bike share service Hubway released tons of data about the individual trips its users have taken since its launch and asked the crowd to create cool ways to visualize the information. The judges announced the results Tuesday, and the overall winner of the Hubway Data Visualization Challenge is Virot “Ta” Chiraphadhanakul, a PhD candidate at MIT who studies transit issues.
Bike share programs are increasingly popular, with nearly 200 world wide. In Boston the Hubway allows riders to take out a sturdy bike for 30 minutes at a time to help commuters the last mile of their commute. Living On Earth’s Bobby Bascomb reports.
With over 628 MIT memberships sold, Hubway’s two on-campus bike stations serve 177 trips daily.
Roxbury is now home to its fifth Hubway station, after the program installed a new location on the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Avenue.