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Would you like to become a spoke in our wheel?

 

We’d love for you to contribute to our Ito Global Bike share data feed.

 

Ito World works with bike share operators throughout the world – from Santander Cycles in London to Citi Bike in New York. We consolidate public bike share data to reveal the locations of available bikes and docking stations in real-time, globally. Then, we provide this data to the world’s leading journey planners and mobility providers, getting your available bikes in front of millions of people.

 

Once you become part of our bike share feed, at no cost to you, your bikes will be visible to millions, helping you to increase ridership!

 

So, how do you get involved?

(It’s super simple.)

 

  • Provide a link to access your system and station data.
  • Sign our simple data licensing agreement. (Or, if you’d prefer to use your own agreement, that’s fine too.)
  • Contact Us to get started

 

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Want to learn more?

Read on in our FAQs.

By providing access to your data, your bike share scheme will be added to Ito’s Global Bike share data feed. That means the location of your stations and the availability of your bikes will be published directly to millions of potential new users, without cost to you.

In fact, the National Bike Sharing Association (NABSA) recently recognised that cooperation between companies like Ito World and the public and private bike share operators is accelerating the adoption of bike sharing by new users. We’re also helping to promote sustainable travel by making bike share a more integrated part of the public transit system.

Nope. It’s totally free.

We work with some of the largest journey planners in the world to deliver public transit data and a variety of other mobility-related data (like bike share data). These companies rely on Ito World to deliver a standardised and aggregated set of data across the globe, so they don’t have to work with thousands of individual bike share operators or handle multiple or non-standard data formats.

We have established relationships and deal directly with multiple journey planning customers and we manage these relationships directly, so you don’t have to spend your own time or money. Since we’re a data aggregator, these journey planners prefer to work with one single data provider rather than forming individual relationships with thousands of individual operators, multiple data formats often in different languages.

  • System level information, such as name, id, time zone, URL, phone number etc.
  • Station information, such as name, id, lat/long, or station deep link when available
  • Station Status information such as number of bikes or docks available

 
We are not collecting information about your customer’s journey, trip information or any personal data.

We supply the data to major journey planners and mobility providers around the world.

We’re flexible. We handle data in all formats and any quality. Ito World has developed the technology and employs a team of transit data specialists to handle all data and systematically quality-assures and standardises the data sets to ensure complete accuracy at all times.

We provide a simple data license so if you don’t already have an open data policy or a legal framework for licensing, we do it for you.

We work with all operators big and small, docked and dockless. Our partner list increases each week and includes many of the world’s biggest operators including: Santander in London, Deezer in Berlin, Veturilo in Warsaw, Vilo in Brussels, Citycycle in Brisbane, Citibike in New York, Relay in Atlanta, Ford Go Bike in San Francisco, Bixi in Montreal.

To supply the data in a consistent and quality-assured format for journey planners we manipulate the real-time formats we receive into a single common data format. We charge our downstream clients a small fee for this work but expect no charge from the bike share operator or data owner. Our customers expect a clear contract with clear provenance. We only provide data to our customers for which we have explicit permission to use.

We have developed an understanding of the needs and concerns of both large and small operators. For operators that have not yet taken the step to make their data openly available, our clear and simple Bike share Operator Distribution Agreement is available to use. If you would like to discuss this with one of our transit data specialists, simply get in touch here. This saves you the headache involved in drafting your own agreement, while ensuring you retain complete control over your data.

We understand that the availability and ownership of the data can vary by system and by city and sometimes this can get complicated. We have experience working with all stakeholders within a bike share system and are experienced at resolving situations like this. If you would like to discuss this with one of our transit data specialists, simply get in touch here.

If there is a live feed of your bikes online, we want to connect to it. We will do the hard work required to do this.

 

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Ready to go?

Here are the two easy steps to get started:

 

  • Provide a link to access your system and station data.

  • Sign our simple data licensing agreement. (Or, if you’d prefer to use your own agreement, that’s fine too.)
  • Contact Us to get started