I shall call today's post "Random Velib' Data". In a recent email exchange with a Paris official, I learned about the following points regarding trips and subscriptions. There are a few surprising notes here.
Number of trips:
- In 6 months (July 15, 2007 - January 15, 2008) there have been 13.4 million trips or about 75,000 trips/day.
- Trips are highly weather-dependent. When the weather is cold and wet, Velib’ has 30,000 trips/day. When the weather is nice, Velib’ can have up to 140,000 trips/day.
- A large percentage of the overall trips are for commuting purposes.
- 25% of trips are from 9PM to 3AM. (Other transit modes run less frequently during these hours, so more reliance is placed on Velib'.)
- The average trip length is 20 minutes. This is about a 3-mile trip in an urban environment with traffic signals and stop signs.
- Only 8% of trips are greater than 30 minutes.
Number of subscriptions:
- 166,000 yearly subscriptions for $45 have been bought.
- In 6 months, about 205,000 tickets for weekly subscriptions for $7.50 and 2.5 million daily tickets for $1.50 have been bought. There is huge tourist demand.
photo credit: austinevan