[Citi Bike photo today by Daniel]
NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation examined how people are using Citi Bikes. The Daily News got the first look at the research, which hasn't been publicly released just yet.
Per the News:
The vast majority of Citi Bike trips, 98 percent, are shorter than 45 minutes, and nearly half clock in at less than 10 minutes.
“People are using Citi Bike in short distances that are perhaps too short to jump on a subway, but may be too long to walk,” said Rudin Assistant Director Sarah Kaufman. “Citi Bike introduces a new option that ... really cuts down on travel times.”
The stats show the bikes are being used for errands and commuting, rather than leisurely cruising.
“It’s not being used by tourists, it’s being used by commuters and regular New Yorkers,” Kaufman said.