Hubway is offering a chance to play around with some data of its own: The company’s posted a CSV of every trip ever taken with the bike sharing service, including date, time, origin and destination stations. While at 10 megabytes it’s not really big data, it does add up to more than half a million trips.
Hubway and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council are inviting the public to help visualize the data, with the best visualizations earning the creators a year-long Hubway membership, a helmet, and other prizes. Judges include the Boston Globe’s own Gabriel Florit.
The data also includes information on most trips’:
— Bike number
— Membership type
— Member’s ZIP code
— Birth year
So if you’re looking to meet a special someone with a passion for biking, you can now discover the best Hubway stations to park your spokes (don’t be creepy).
Those looking to hack away with fellow data viz/cycling nerds are invited to an Oct. 27 hackathon at Bocoup Loft.