District Department of Transportation

Dockless Data and Application Programming Interface (API)

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DDOT and Dockless Data

As a condition of operating in the District, dockless bikesharing companies are required to provide monthly data reports to DDOT. This data includes the number of rides and vehicles in service, instances of reported safety incidents and improper parking, and aggregated data on repairs. Companies are also required to provide anonymized trip data. This data has helped DDOT evaluate the pilot program and can support current and future planning efforts.

DDOT and the District value open data and data sharing but the data provided in the monthly reports can be sensitive. Given the sensitivity of the data, DDOT is not publicly posting origin-destination data but is seeking other avenues for public access to more information about the performance of the program. DDOT’s goal is to protect the privacy of dockless bikeshare users while maintaining transparency for the residents of the District.

DDOT has worked with several entities to analyze the monthly report data under non-disclosure agreements. The agency is open to collaborating with more research institutions under similar conditions and encourages independent researchers and data scientists to access dockless bikeshare data via the public APIs.

The monthly reporting template for DDOT’s dockless bikeshare data can be found here

Application Programming Interface (API)

This is the API documentation page for the following dockless vehicles:

Bird https://gbfs.bird.co/dc
Capital Bikeshare https://gbfs.capitalbikeshare.com/gbfs/gbfs.json

Lime Micromobility (including Jump bikes)


Lyft https://s3.amazonaws.com/lyft-lastmile-production-iad/lbs/dca/free_bike_status.json
Helbiz https://api.helbiz.com/admin/reporting/washington/gbfs/gbfs.json