|Metric||What It Could Mean|
|Total Road Miles Biked: 1,260,127
Note: "Road Miles" do not take into account miles driven by riders who return bikes to the same station (round trips).
|If you assume an average fuel efficiency of 24.9 miles per gallon, you could estimate that Divvy bikes saved approximately 50,600 gallons of gas in 2013. Granted, this grossly oversimplifies the correlation between bikes and cars as 1-to-1, and suggestions for a better calculation would be appreciated. According to the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calcuator, there's enough carbon in 50,600 gallons of gasoline to provide a year's worth of energy for 22 homes.
|Divvy rides averaged 1.6 miles per trip.||Bikers are using Divvy to travel significant distances, not just around the block. A 1.6 mile trip spans about 13 blocks, or the equivalent of a leisurely ride from Millennium Park to Greektown. By cab, that's at least $7 (the price of a Divvy rental) before tip.
|Round Trips account for only 5.54% of all Divvy rides.||Divvy bikes aren't just for tourists. The overwhelming majority of Divvy trips took their riders from Point A to Point B, proving the model of bike sharing as another viable mode of public transportation.|
|Longest single Divvy ride: 17.6 miles||One rider took a Divvy bike from the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park all the way to the north side intersection of Lincoln and Eastwood. If this route took Lakeshore Trail (as many online maps would suggest), they would have had an incredible view of Lake Michigan.
This trip actually happened twice in 2013: once around 10am on July 16th (a pair of riders), and again at 9pm on August 2nd. The high temperature on July 16th reached 93° with zero precipitation. On August 2nd, temperatures only reached 84° with 0.41" of precipitation.