Toronto Bike Share users have made 285,384 trips so far in 2014, criss-crossing the city via a network of 80 bicycle docks. In June alone, they pedalled 237,723 kilometres — burning an estimated six million calories in the process — and offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon.
The numbers are courtesy of Alta Bicycle Share, the U.S. firm charged with operating the city’s now-public Bike Share program. Alta recently released a treasure trove of data about how the entity formerly known as Bixi is being used.
“We’re committed to getting the best experience for the customer,” said Scott Hancock, Alta’s general manager in Toronto. “And when you give that data to users, they might come back to you with a different perspective.”