Re: Graphing usage data

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Replying to @Boris‘s post:

TFL have now decided to update these facts “monthly” (see web page) – I kept complaining they were not being updated regularly, assuming at the time that meant weekly.

Have you looked at Ben Barker’s I think it is an excellent site and the scheme statistics he supplies for each dock are very interesting – I’m guessing however that the average hires and docks calculated include non-revenue movements? And I’m also guessing if a “go live date” exists for each dock this would have given even greater accuracy, since the date installed he uses is very unreliable and sometimes weeks before the dock is actually live- indeed there is also a default date of 1970-01-01 01:00:00 used on at least 30 docks.

These statistics and the map itself regularly highlight careless errors – wrongly sited docks, spelling errors, associated village names omitted, erroneous village names shown, erroneous installation dates etc I have emailed TFL frequently about these and finally just this week they have been referred to senior managers and I am told new controls put in place

Of course this may not be what you were looking for at all – and I apologise for wasting your time.

Note: Ben’s basic site map page sometimes shows the world view as the zoom bar pointer has not defaulted to the UK position – there are no contact details given to advise him of this occasional problem, which takes a few moments or so to correct.

FYI – The TFL Docking Station Status web page has also improved enormously this week and is now more reliable. (Except I notice Notting Hill Station is shown as a new dock, but was actually reopening having been extended to 30 points – it also shows on the same page as still out of service – another email – LOL)