Corona Impact Bicycle Commuting Increases Or Metropolitan Area Usage Trends May 23 at 14:12
After the spread of the new coronavirus infection, data that the use time and distance of the bicycle sharing service are increasing, and it is thought that the number of people who commute by bicycle avoiding public transportation as an infection prevention is gathered.
The data was compiled by a leading company in the industry that handles bicycle sharing services nationwide based on usage trends in the tokyo metropolitan area.
Accordingly, the number of weekdays used last month when the emergency declaration was issued decreased by 32% compared to March due to self-imposed curfews.
On the other hand, the usage time per time increased by about 1%compared to the month of The Moon, which was the minute.
In addition, the distance to travel per time increased by 35 kilograms compared to March, compared to 4.2 kilograms last month.
While the emergency declaration has increased the number of people who work from home, it is believed that more and more people who need to go to work are avoiding public transport ation and commuting by bicycle to prevent infection.
A man in his 50s who was using the service in Nakano-ku, Tokyo, said, “I’m using it because I’m worried about three trains, so I think it’s better to ride a bicycle.”
Akira Yokoi, president of Open Street, which works on sharing services, said, “The data shows that people who used bicycles to the nearest station have increased their travel distance to their work areas. It’s the first trend since I started my business.”