Study: Bicycle rush hour more efficient than a taxi

Study: Bicycle rush hour more efficient than a taxi

A taxi may not always save the situation, if you are terribly late.

According to a recent study, researchers from the University of Central Florida and the University of Toronto, during rush hour, can travel faster on a bike. Researchers have carefully studied all these systems CitiBike and taxi services in 2014, and got results that seem interesting to anyone interested in the most efficient way to get around the city.

For anybody not a secret that driving in Manhattan is not, in principle, the most effective activity. A study published earlier this year showed that the increase in applications to share a transport (Uber, Lyft, etc.) has led to the fact that traffic in the area worse. However, Cycling is an effective way to avoid endless traffic jams.

According to studies, the majority of trips on bikes CitiBike taken in 2014, lasted less than two kilometers (the same applies to the cab), and these short trips often take less time during periods of high stress. More than 62% of trips on CitiBike at a distance of 1-2 kilometers in the morning peak (7-10 am) on weekdays, or match speed with a taxi, or was faster. Approximately 60% of trips on CitiBike the same distance in the middle of the day (from 10:00 to 16:00) was faster than a taxi. In the evening (4-7 PM) at the same distance 53.1% of CitiBike bike overtook a taxi.

When the trip distance exceeds three miles, taxi become a more attractive option for travel at any time of the day. It is worth noting that bikes CitiBikes quite heavy, and urban cyclists who use their lighter two-wheeled horses, can show very different performance in speed. The study also States that the effectiveness of your ride on a bike also depends on the experience level of the rider, knowledge of the city and other factors.

So, if your forces no longer tolerate delays in the subway, traffic jams on city streets and tardiness literally every meeting, maybe it’s time to think about joining the ranks of bikers in new York city.