CityBikes API Sensor


The citybikes sensor platform monitors bike availability at bike sharing stations in a chosen area. The data is provided by CityBikes, which supports bike sharing systems all around the world.

To enable it, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry (using radius)
sensor:
  - platform: citybikes
    radius: 500

Configuration options:

  • name (Optional): The base name of this group of monitored stations. The entity ID of every monitored station in this group will be prefixed with this base name, in addition to the network ID.
  • network (Optional): The name of the bike sharing system to poll. Defaults to the system that operates in the monitored location.
  • latitude (Optional): Latitude of the location, around which bike stations are monitored. Defaults to the latitude in your your configuration.yaml file.
  • longitude (Optional): Longitude of the location, around which bike stations are monitored. Defaults to the longitude in your your configuration.yaml file.
  • radius (Optional): The radius (in meters or feet, depending on the Home Assistant configuration) around the monitored location. Only stations closer than this distance will be monitored.
  • stations array (Optional): A list of specific stations to monitor. The list should contain station IDs or UIDs, which can be obtained from the CityBikes API.

Additional configuration samples:

# Example configuration.yaml entry (using a list of stations)
sensor:
  - platform: citybikes
    name: Work Stations
    stations:
      - 123
      - 145
      - 436