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System Data

Where do Hubway 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 (like “what would Hubway trips look like in the form of a digitized “splatter painting?”), 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.

Hubway Comprehensive Trip Histories

We publish downloadable files of Hubway trip data each quarter. This data is provided according to the Hubway Data License Agreement.

The data includes:

  • Trip Duration (seconds)
  • Start Time and Date
  • Stop Time and Date
  • Start Station Name & ID
  • End Station Name & ID
  • Bike ID
  • User Type (Casual = 24-Hour or 72-Hour Pass user; Member = Annual or Monthly Member)
  • Birth Year
  • Gender, self-reported by member

Also available in a separate document is the list of GPS coordinates and number of docks for each station.

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).

Download Hubway trip history data

Real-time Data

In accordance with the data standard recommended by the North American Bike Share Association (NABSA), Hubway publishes real-time system data in open General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) format. Get Hubway's 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.

Additional Resources

  • Hubway Tracker, real-time station, dock, and bike availability tool, used by Hubway’s Field Operations Managers for dispatch and station rebalancing efforts.
  • Hubway’s online media kit, including high-quality, print-ready photos and logos.
  • Hubway Data Visualization Challenge