Nearly a month worth of data shows that Vancouverites are taking up the city’s new Bike Share system,
Stats show B.C.’s mandatory helmet law and regular rain don’t seem to be dampening enthusiasm.
Jens Von Bergmann runs a Vancouver software company – called Mountain Math Software – that’s been collecting data from Vancouver’s new Mobi bike share system.
He says while it’s still early each of the city’s bikes is getting a respectable number of rides per day.
READ MORE: Mobi bike share program numbers pumped out
“It varies a little bit. Sort of its about three. So on a rainy day it will be just below two, on a sunny day it will be just above three, a little bit.”
Von Bergmann says bikes in other cities with mandatory helmet laws are getting less than one ride.
“And if you compare it to other bike share systems in places where they have mandatory helmet laws, it’s phenomenal. Really it’s quite surprising. Melbourne for example in Australia, they’ve had their system running for several years now and they’re not even getting a ride a day.”
He says data also shows commuters are big system users with noticeable spikes in the morning and afternoon rush.