Monday, May 12, 2014

Week 18: Another maddening Monday, followed by improvement

WEEK 1855WEEK 1844WEEK 1838WEEK 18*17WEEK 1824

For the week, a NotSpot score of 35, which we translate as pretty mediocre service.

The pattern that’s emerging -- miserable Mondays followed by gradual improvement across the week -- makes us think that we have been giving too much credit to the weather for spikes in ridership, leading to spikes in NotSpots.

WEEK 1855
WEEK 1759
WEEK 1648
WEEK 1544
WEEK 1448
WEEK 1320
WEEK 1229
WEEK 1133
WEEK 1035
WEEK 939
WEEK 841
WEEK 732
WEEK 644
WEEK 530
WEEK 435
WEEK 3*18
WEEK 222
WEEK 1*18

Instead, as a follower of this blog commented in this post, we now suspect there’s something about weekend use that scrambles the system for Monday morning riders. We’re starting to track rebalancing. But it’ll be a cold day in Hells Kitchen before, as the follower suggests, we track weekend patterns. On Sundays, we’d rather be biking along the Hudson.

Of note:
  • Record 77 empty stations at 10:30 am Monday
  • First time since Week 2 that the W 54 St & 9 Ave station has not been on the Top 10 NotSpot list. Maybe the blog devoted to it is having an impact.
  • Three more stations dropped out of contention for the Gaynor Award. There are now 26 remaining station’s where we’ve not recorded a single NotSpot hour.
  • Average number of bikes in the docks: 3992, down more than 350 from last week.This week’s King of All NotSpots is in Chinatown. The Pike St & E Broadway station racked up 25 hours empty.

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