Sunday, February 23, 2014

The weekly NotSpot report: Did y'all have much snow this winter?

The first week we conducted our surveys coincided with the first big snow. That week it took an average of 9.2 hours for an empty station to start serving up bikes again. Of course it was the first snowstorm that the Citi Bike crews ever faced.


This past week, under much worse conditions, stations were back at it in an average 7.6 hours. Impressive.



The  week’s Top 10 NotSpots: Manhattan



WEEK 7 RANK
NEIGHBORHOOD
STATION
NOTSPOT HOURS THIS YEAR
NOTSPOT HOURS THIS WEEK
1
Hells Kitchen
W 52 St & 9 Ave
256
120
2
Midtown North
W 49 St & 5 Ave
244
34
3
Midtown North
W 37 St & 5 Ave
216
22
4
Hells Kitchen
W 54 St & 9 Ave
214
4
5
Tudor City
E 43 St & 2 Ave
178
27
6
Midtown North
E 53 St & Madison Ave
153
9
7
Midtown North
W 44 St & 5 Ave
149
14
8
Midtown East
E 51 St & Lexington Ave
149
32
9
Lower East Side
Clinton St & Grand St
148
NEW
10
Greenwich Village
Washington Square E
143
NEW


  • You just cannot get more NotSpotty than this year’s new leader, W 52 St & 9 Ave. It was down from one minute past midnight Monday morning to midnight Friday. It is, happily for all, serving up bikes as of this writing on Sunday evening.


  • The pattern that keeps repeating itself is Midtown, Midtown, Midtown. And if not Midtown, east and west of it aren’t much better.


The  week’s Top 10 NotSpots: Brooklyn



WEEK 7 RANK
NEIGHBORHOOD
STATION
NOTSPOT HOURS THIS YEAR
NOTSPOT HOURS THIS WEEK
1
Downtown
Clinton St & Tillary St
327
55
2
Downtown
Cadman Plaza E & Tillary St
266
84
3
Williamsburg
S 3 St & Bedford Ave
215
0
4
Brooklyn Heights
Columbia Heights & Cranberry St
181
84
5
Clinton Hill
DeKalb Ave & Vanderbilt Ave
178
11
6
Fort Greene
DeKalb Ave & S Portland Ave
173
28
7
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Hancock St & Bedford Ave
168
72
8
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Lexington Ave & Classon Ave
138
34
9
Clinton Hill
Washington Ave & Greene Ave
134
0
10
Downtown
Gallatin Pl & Livingston St
115
NEW


Somebody, somewhere  should be embarrassed by what doesn’t happen week after week at Brooklyn’s two Tillary St. stations.


The Gallatin Pl appearance surprised us. We had not recorded a NotSpot event there until this past week. Maybe storm stuff.


NotSpots by neighborhood: Manhattan




WEEK 7
NEIGHBORHOOD
TOTAL STATIONS
TOTAL DOCKS
NOTSPOT HOURS
MINUTES PER DOCK
1
Tudor City
8
108
69.5
39
2
Times Square
8
422
165.5
24
3
Gramercy Park
5
157
52
20
4
Hells Kitchen
14
464
150
19
5
Lower East Side
18
518
158.5
18
6
Chinatown
5
180
47.5
16
7
Flatiron
5
194
46
14
8
Civic Center
3
121
28
14
9
Greenwich Village
15
517
110
13
10
Midtown North
15
661
135.5
12



  • Tudor City, a constant among the Top 10, makes its third appearance this year as leader of the pack.
  • The string of Broadway stations through Times Square were hard hit either by the storm or by more customers than bikes.


NotSpots by neighborhood: Brooklyn




WEEK 7
NEIGHBORHOOD
TOTAL STATIONS
TOTAL DOCKS
NOTSPOT HOURS
MINUTES PER DOCK
1
Bedford-Stuyvesant
9
205
208
61
2
Downtown
9
290
278
58
3
Brooklyn Heights
8
255
110
26
4
Vinegar Hill
5
112
34
18
5
Fort Greene
20
584
107
11
6
Park Slope
1
34
6
11
7
Williamsburg
9
265
40.6
9
8
Navy Yard
4
73
4
3
9
Clinton Hill
9
249
11
3
10
Boerum Hill
3
100
0
0

  • Bed-Stuy’s minutes per dock number is the worst performance so far this year of any neighborhood, Brooklyn or Manhattan. Minutes per dock is the critical number because it’s the one number that creates a level field for all neighborhoods.

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