When Citi Bike launched, it was greeted with great enthusiasm and people took longer trips. Both this year and last, trips got shorter as the weather cooled and fewer people took fewer pleasure trips. In 2014, miles per trip peaked in the spring. We suspect the enthusiasm factor was at work here, too, people emerging from a harsh winter.
In New York the overwhelming use of the bike-share system is to get people across that Last Mile, like home to subway, subway to work place. Streetsblog explains it all.
Our personal best is 4.7 miles from the Financial District up the Hudson, ending at Penn Station. About as much as we can do within the 45-minute limit.
Source: NYC Bike Share monthly reports http://bikesharenyc.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_15.htmlTools: Datawrapper, Google Sheets