Author: Mark Padgham
A new rOpenSci package provides access to data to which users may already have directly contributed, and for which contribution is fun, keeps you fit, and helps made the world a better place. The data come from using public bicycle hire schemes, and the package is called
bikedata. Public bicycle hire systems operate in many cities throughout the world, and most systems collect (generally anonymous) data, minimally consisting of the times and locations at which every single bicycle trip starts and ends. The
bikedata package provides access to data from all cities which openly publish these data, currently including London, U.K., and in the U.S.A., New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. The package will expand as more cities openly publish their data (with the newly enormously expanded San Francisco system next on the list).
Read the rest at https://ropensci.org/blog/blog/2017/10/17/bikedata