OFO Releases Winter Riding Report for Nine Cities in China


China’s sharing bike company ofo recently released a report on winter riding in nine cities in China and analyzed data on riding in nine cities in China through big data.

This report uses tens of thousands of trajectories of ofo during a specific time period in winter as samples, and selects nine cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and Zhengzhou.

The report shows that during the winter, the average riding time in nine cities decreased, but the average riding speed increased. The amount of riding in the morning and evening rush hour (7:00-10:00 a.m., 5:00-8:00 p.m.) accounted for Around 45% of the day, this reflects the role of shared bicycles as a city infrastructure in public transport.

On the user side, the proportion of active users in the 20-30 age group was slightly lower during the winter, and the proportion above the age of 40 was increased, and the proportion above the age of 50 was particularly significant. This shows that sharing bicycles is no longer just a travel choice for young people, but also shows enough attractiveness among middle-aged and older people.

In urban areas, residents from cities like Tianjin, Shanghai, and Hangzhou started to wake up from 6 am, followed by Beijing, Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Zhengzhou, followed by Nanjing and Guangzhou. The specific performance is: At 6 o’clock in the morning, the paths of shared bicycles first appear on the trails of each city. At 7 o’clock, the trajectory of the bicycles starts to gather and the important functional areas of the city are highlighted. At 8 o’clock, the short-distance scattered riding trajectory is continuously formed. The shape of the city is clear. At 9 o’clock, the level and details of the trajectory are very rich.

The area of ​​Guangzhou is 7,434 square kilometers, of which 260 square kilometers is active for bicycle sharing. In the winter just past, the average speed of the city of Guangzhou increased from 104m/min to 122m/min. The average riding time changed from 10 minutes in the summer to 9 minutes in the winter. The change in the riding distance increased from 1058m in the summer to 1063m. It can be seen that in the winter just past, the weather did not drastically reduce people’s cycling enthusiasm, but accelerated the user’s riding speed.