The Flows Of New York, Berlin And London Through Bike Share Visualization

Bike Share Visualization is a project that helps measure the mobility of traffic in London, New York and Berlin for bikes.

A project created by the Urban Complexity Lab at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, visualizes bikes with a system so that the circulation is seen with a GPS tracker that would allow the project to map the bikes’ exact route.

To animate urban mobility, mapping is viewed with lights and the light runs around to show the tracking system.

The goal is to measure the vehicles differing in the cities and their residents’ ability to move freely and quickly without car obstacles. It is also possible to use the system to discover the differences and similarities in bike sharing across these major cities.

Have a look at the city flows below:

*cf. city flows is a visualization comparison environment of urban bike mobility designed to help citizens analyze three bike-sharing systems in the context of a public exhibition space.

Users can also toggle between the 3 different viewing modes.

There are the citywide views (first), the station views (second) and small multiples (third):

Here’s how Bike Share Visualization captures the flow:

1. Citywide View


2. Station Views: 


3. Small multiple views: 


Cycling is becoming an increasingly important way of transportation in urban mobility, especially for the future. You can avoid the traffic, exercise, and also have a cheaper, eco-friendly solution by using bikes.

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