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Where bikes beat cabs (nearly everywhere)

A Citi Bike station in Williamsburg. (Photo by Tyler Woods)


A new, interactive map shows where bikes beat cabs for speed around the city, and it turns out bikes win a lot.

The map, by Genius software developer Todd Schneider, is searchable by neighborhood and time, meaning that for wherever you are, you have an easy enough reference now for the quickest way to get where you’re going.

“I estimate that 40% of weekday taxi trips within the Citi Bike service area would expect to be faster if [you] switched to a Citi Bike, based on data from July 2016 to June 2017,” Schneider writes in an exceptionally thoughtful post on his personal website. “During peak midday hours, more than 50% of taxi trips would expect to be faster as Citi Bike rides.”

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