Divvy Data Reveals Our Most Popular Destinations of 2015

We’re excited to announce the release of Divvy ridership data for more than 3.2 million trips taken in 2015! This newly released data joins already available trip information for more than six million trips, totaling more than 13 million miles by Divvy riders, taken since our launch in 2013.

The data can be accessed at DivvyBikes.com/System-Data. The trip data is anonymized, but reveals which stations riders travel between, on which days, and at which times.

The data reveals that the average Divvy member:

  • Takes 83 trips per year
  • Average trip length is almost 2 miles
  • And on average, a trip lasts 16.56 minutes

Our record for most trips taken in day was set on July 4, 2015, when 24,814 rides were taken during the Grateful Dead’s shows at Soldier Field.

The fewest trips recorded on a single day was 143, on February 1, 2015, during last winter’s Super Bowl snow storm.

Our Streeter Drive & Illinois Street station, located next to Navy Pier, tops the list of our top destinations, regardless of the day of the week.

During the work week, the top destinations show many of our riders are focused on getting in and out of the Loop during rush hour. Major transit hubs, such as Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center, rank high on the top ten station destinations for riders.

During the weekends, however, Chicagoans and visitors prefer to head almost exclusively to Lake Michigan and major cultural attractions.

TOP TEN WEEKDAY DESTINATIONS:

  1. Streeter Dr & Illinois St (Navy Pier)
  2. Clinton St & Washington Blvd (Ogilvie Transportation Center)
  3. Canal St & Adams St (Union Station)
  4. Canal St & Madison St (Ogilvie Transportation Center)
  5. Lake Shore Dr & Monroe St
  6. Theater on the Lake
  7. Millennium Park
  8. Lake Shore Dr & North Ave
  9. Michigan Ave & Oak St
  10. Franklin St & Monroe St

TOP TEN WEEKEND DESTINATIONS:

  1. Streeter Dr & Illinois St (Navy Pier)
  2. Lake Shore Dr & North Ave
  3. Lake Shore Dr & Monroe St
  4. Theater on the Lake
  5. Michigan Ave & Oak St
  6. Millennium Park
  7. Shedd Aquarium
  8. Clark St & Lincoln Ave
  9. McClurg & Illinois St

An additional 175 new stations were added to the system in 2015, increasing the number of destinations to 475 from the previous year’s 300 stations. The addition of these stations gives us the largest service area of any bike share system in North America , covering 87 square miles of the city. We also saw a 30% increase in trips between 2014 and 2015 with this expansion.

Plus, there’s even more to come this year! Our next major expansion will take place this summer, adding 75 stations in Chicago. We’ll also push past Chicago’s city limits, expanding to Oak Park and Evanston. After this expansion, have a total of 571 stations and approximately 5,700 bikes.

The system will expand into new neighborhoods that include Austin and Garfield Park on the west side; Burnside, Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Brighton Park and Englewood on the south side; and Rogers Park on the far north side.

In past years, Divvy has hosted its “Divvy Data Challenge,” which inspired data scientists, journalists, students, and civic-minded citizens to visualize ridership data. Divvy will not be hosting a contest this year, but nonetheless encourages Chicagoans to play with the data and view last year’s contest winners here.