Deliveroo riders confirm it: bikes are faster!

Surprising no one who currently uses bikes to commute, Deliveroo recently shared their data confirming that life by bike in urban areas is indeed faster!

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“Smartphone data from riders and drivers schlepping meals for restaurant-to-home courier service Deliveroo shows that bicycles are faster than cars. In towns and cities, bicyclists are also often faster than motorized two-wheelers. Deliveroo works with 30,000 riders and drivers in 13 countries.

That bicyclists are faster in cities will come as no surprise to bicycle advocates who have staged so-called “commuter races” for many years. However, these races – organized to highlight the swiftness of urban cycling – are usually staged in locations and at hours skewed towards bicycle riders. The Deliveroo stats are significant because they have been extracted from millions of actual journeys.”

We knew it!

For more details on the Deliveroo’s algorithm and how it is used to help delivery riders get hot foot o clients quick, check out the info packed article over at Forbes.com.