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The R package bikedata aims to download and aggregate data from all public hire bicycle systems which provide open data. These currently including Santander Cycles in London, U.K., and from the U.S.A., citibike in New York City NY, Divvy in Chicago IL, Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC, Hubway in Boston MA, and Metro in Los Angeles LA. The list of stations will be expanded on an ongoing basis. The package facilitates the three necessary steps of (1) downloading data; (2) storing data in a readily accessible form (in this case in a single SQLite3 database); (3) extracting aggregate statistics. The two primary aggregate statistics are matrixes of aggregate numbers of trips between all pairs of stations, and daily time series of numbers of trips. Both forms of aggregation may be extracted for specific dates, times, or demographic characteristics of cyclists.