Areas Accessible by Docked Bikeshare

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) interactive isochrone map highlights areas of the city accessible by docked bikeshare. Isochrone maps depict the area accessible from a given point within a certain time or distance threshold. This page shows what areas can be reached using average trip time information from the nation's largest bikeshare systems. BTS found the average trip time to be shorter than the maximum check-out time systems allow before imposing additional charges. Times were calculated using the street network, with a travel speed of 10 miles per hour, but straight lines are used to illustrate the docked bikeshare stations that can be reached. Topography was not taken into account in calculating trip times.
The map depicts areas accessible by docked bikeshare only. Dockless bikeshare and e-scooters have flexible parking. This allows users to park these dockless vehicles generally anywhere within a service area, so long as they follow safety guidelines. Due to dockless vehicles being parked in changing locations, the areas accessible by a particular dockless bikeshare or e-scooter vehicle constantly change. Docked bikeshare systems on the other hand have fixed stations where users pick up and drop off a bike. This means that the area accessible from a particular docked bikeshare station remains the same. 
For docked bikeshare systems, see Locations of Docked Bikeshare Stations by System and Year for station locations.  For connectivity of docked bikeshare stations to other scheduled passenger transportation modes, see the Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database bikeshare layer.
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What is the Average Trip Time?

On docked bikeshare systems,
  • Average trip time by members increased by just over 30% from 2019 to 2020 on both weekdays and weekends. Average trip times increased half as much (roughly 13%) among non-members from 2019 to 2020.
  • In 2021, average trip times by members and non-members fell from 2020 times. However,  average trip times among members on weekdays and weekends remained above 2019 levels in 2021 (by about 12%) . Contrastingly, trips by non-members on both weekdays and weekends fell slightly in 2021 from 2019 times (by about 2%).
  • The average trip time is longer for non-members than members - by about 13 mins - but there's significant variation across systems.
  • The average weekend trip time is slightly longer than the weekday trip time and trips - by about 2 mins for trips by members and about 4 mins for trips by non-members. As of October 2021, the average trip time by members was 16 mins on weekdays and 14 mins on weekends and by non-members was 28 mins on weekdays and 25 mins on weekends.
BTS examined the areas that could be reached in 10 and 20 minutes.

What is the Maximum Trip Time Allowed?

Many docked bikeshare systems impose additional charges after a given amount of time. The maximum check-out time varies across systems and often by trip purchase type (single trip versus monthly or annual membership).
For any questions or comments, please contact Theresa Firestine.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is the preeminent source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight activity, and transportation economics, and provides context to decision makers and the public for understanding statistics on transportation.