Santander Cycles is London’s self-service, bike-sharing scheme for short journeys. Santander provides basic daily-hire statistics for their service. As such, this is a beginner-level recipe where we look at plotting straightforward data using MatPlotLib in the hope we can spot some trends.
Santander Cycle daily hire data is available from the London Datastore. The file is updated monthly and simply provides the total number of bike hires on a given day. We look for patterns and trends in the usage of the Santander city bikes.