Public bikes across Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick have travelled a distance equivalent to 1,000 trips around the earth
New statistics released today show strong uptake of the five city bikes schemes delivered in partnership with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
2016 saw a total of 4,903,851 journeys take place across the schemes in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick, which now have a total of 91,850 subscribers – up from 74,740 at the end of 2015.
Over 40 million kilometres have been cycled on the five schemes since they were established, equating to a distance equal to approximately 1,000 round-trips of the Earth.
Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes, operated by Dublin City Council and JCDecaux, has 68,074 subscribers and facilitated 4,355,437 journeys in 2016.
Meanwhile, the National Transport Authority’s Coca-Cola Zero Bikes, the regional city schemes in Cork, Galway and Limerick, have seen a total of 337,056 journeys take place in 2016. The three schemes share a total of 14,263 subscribers.
Belfast City Council’s Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes scheme enabled a total of 211,358 journeys in 2016. 9,513 annual and casual subscriptions were purchased since the scheme launched in April 2015.
Petre Șandru, Country Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland, said: “Having a great public bike scheme on your doorstep makes it so much easier to integrate cycling into your everyday routine and the statistics released today are proof of that. Nearly five million journeys have been made possible in 2016 through the five schemes in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick, and that’s something we are very proud to have supported.”
Paul Clegg, Executive Manager, Dublin City Council, said: “Providing the public with sustainable modes of transport is really important and our work promoting cycling lies at the heart of our efforts. We are really pleased with the way the public has embraced Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes and, in 2017, we look forward to reaching even more people through an expansion of the scheme catchment to Grangegorman.”
Joanne Grant, Managing Director, JCDecaux Ireland, said: “We are very pleased to report on another successful year for the Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes scheme. There have been close to 18 million journeys since the scheme began in September 2009 and in 2016 over 4 million trips were taken on the bikes. Subscribers tell us they love the convenience of the scheme and we are delighted that our extensive network of stations allows people to enjoy the city in a whole new way.”
Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority, said: “There is no question that the bike schemes which are today found in cities across the country are important local transport infrastructure assets. Once established, it can be easy to take the schemes for granted, but as today’s statistics show, the public is using Coca-Cola Zero Bikes for the trips they make every day. That’s a really positive development. We look forward to collaborating with our partners to increase usage of the bikes in 2017, and further contribute to Ireland’s reputation as a hub for cycling and sustainable transportation internationally.”
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, said: “We are really pleased to have the fantastic infrastructure asset that is the Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes scheme in place. The reaction of the public has been phenomenal with 211,358 journeys being taken in 2016 and over 354,000 since the scheme began. There is no one type of person who uses the scheme, but rather it’s for everyone and every occasion – from professionals to shoppers and visitors. That diverse user base reflects an enthusiasm about cycling which is increasingly widespread here in Belfast. And the potential for further growth is enormous – we are encouraging everyone to give the scheme a try.”
Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes statistics
- 4,355,437 journeys in 2016 and 17,767,766 journeys since the scheme began
- Currently 68,074 people subscribed to the scheme
- An estimated distance travelled of 39 million kilometres on the scheme
- Busiest usage day to date was 16/9/2016 when 18,041 journeys took place
Coca-Cola Zero Bikes Statistics
- 290,590 journeys in 2016 and 580,656 journeys since the scheme began
- Currently 9,549 people subscribed to the scheme
- An estimated distance travelled of 914,953km on the scheme
- Busiest usage day to date was 30/09/2015 when 1,756 journeys took place
- 13,574 journeys in 2016 and 35,384 journeys since the scheme began
- Currently 2,143 people subscribed to the scheme
- An estimated distance travelled of 69,002km on the scheme
- Busiest usage day to date was 10/02/2015 when 128 trips took place
- 32,892 journeys in 2016 and 74,174 journeys since the scheme began
- Currently 2,840 people subscribed to the scheme
- An estimated distance travelled of 118,218km on the scheme
- Busiest usage day to date was 12/10/2015 when 213 trips took place
- 211,358 journeys in 2016 and 354,580 journeys since the scheme began
- 9,513 annual and casual subscriptions purchased since the scheme launched in April 2015
- An estimated distance travelled of 323,000km on the scheme
- The busiest date in 2016 was Culture Night (16 September) with 1,112 rentals
*Figures correct to end of December 2016
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