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Data Challenge


Thank you to everyone who submitted entries into the 2015 Pronto Cycle Share Data Challenge, and congratulations to our winners!

Data Narrative

Will Leahy animates bike journeys over the course of a day and visualizes trends in activity for each day of the week. Users can view the number of arrivals and departures from each station, adjust the animation speed, and filter by age and user type.

Data Exploration Tool

James Wing explores trip data and visualizes the impact of membership types, gender, and gravity through a highly interactive tool.


Jake VanderPlas uses machine learning and data mining techniques to provide analytical insight into the collection and individual behaviors of Pronto.


Daniel Muldrew turns twelve days of one year of Pronto station status data into unique pieces of music.

People’s Choice

Students from a University of Montana School of Business Administration class develop an award-based game system to improve rebalancing efficiency and increase rider engagement.

Runner Up

  • Jimmy Mirchandani came in 2nd in a close race for the People's Choice category with a yearbook memorializing groups of riders in Pronto's "Class of 2015."

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General Assembly


Kim Voros, Alta Planning + Design

Kim Voros

As Senior Planner and GIS Group Manager for Alta Planning + Design, Kim specializes in GIS-based modeling, network development, and the planning and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. While Kim also has a strong background in policy, she is most interested in using data to tell stories, illustrate points, and make the world a better place.

Graham Thompson, Microsoft

Graham Thompson

Graham believes in the combined power of technology and cross-sector collaboration to drive positive change throughout society. As the Manager of Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Innovation team in Seattle, Graham leads hands-on engagement with governments, non-profits, for-profits, academic institutions, startups, and civic hackers so that they can do more good together than they could apart. Graham holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Demi Allen, Pronto Cycle Share

Demi Allen

Demi Allen is General Manager for Pronto Cycle Share, operated by Motivate International. He worked as a business lawyer for several companies in Seattle and managed the legal function for a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company before joining Motivate and Pronto in 2014. He has an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute is happy to be applying his business knowledge and experience to implement bike share in Seattle. He has been a daily bike commuter in Seattle for the past nine years and is active in bike advocacy in the Puget Sound region.

Thomas Wilburn, Seattle Times

Thomas Wilburn

Thomas Wilburn is a data journalist and news developer for The Seattle Times. Previously, he ran the Multimedia Team at Congressional Quarterly. He also teaches at Seattle Central College, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Washington.

Robert Kosara, Tableau

Robert Kosara

Robert Kosara is a Research Scientist at Tableau Software, and formerly Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. He has created visualization techniques like Parallel Sets and performed research into the perceptual and cognitive basics of visualization. Recently, his research has focused on how to communicate data using tools from visualization, and how storytelling can be adapted to incorporate data, interaction, and visualization.
Robert received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria). His list of publications can be found online on his vanity website. He can be found on his blog, as well as on Twitter , LinkedIn, Google Scholar, and on the Tableau Research website.

Lisa Enns, Toole Design Group

Lisa Enns

Lisa is a bicycle and pedestrian transportation planner at Toole Design Group. She has worked on a range of projects including bicycle master plans, bikeshare feasibility studies and station siting, and bicycle and pedestrian demand analyses. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, biking in the rain, and giving tourists directions.


It’s all about you! You helped us pick the winners for the People’s Choice Award.

Even though the Data Challenge has ended for this year, you can download the full data set at any time. Click the button on the right side of the page to download.


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