Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - Statistics compiled today show that the surge in cycling is set to continue, with four new
More than 4.5 million journeys were taken on the schemes in 2015 and there are now more than 74,000 people subscribed to a bike scheme, contributing to the growth of a widespread culture of cycling.*
The Dublin scheme continues to enjoy huge popularity being one of the most successful bike schemes in the world, with almost 58,000 subscribers and 4.1m journeys taken last year. The number of journeys made reached an all-time high on 8th October last year recording 17,222 journeys.
The regional city schemes, which were all fully launched by March 2015, saw almost 350,000 journeys made throughout the year in Cork, Galway and Limerick. The Belfast scheme, which launched in April, also enjoyed strong uptake with 143,222 journeys made since its launch. There are more than 11,000 people subscribed to the three regional city schemes with a further 5,336 in Belfast.
Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of
Anne Graham, CEO of National Transport Authority, said, “It has been a brilliant year for the
According to Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council, “13.5M journeys have been made since the scheme launched in Dublin in 2009, bearing testimony to the huge success of scheme itself and the successful promotion of cycling as a healthier and much more environmentally sustainable transport option. Thanks to cycle-friendly initiatives like the Port Tunnel, HGV strategy and various infrastructural cycleway improvements, the number of cyclists entering Dublin City has more than doubled since 2006. Cycling represents a significantly higher mode share than ever before. Working with the National Transport Authority, Dublin City Council will continue to keep cycling high on its agenda, and to make Dublin an exemplar of international best practice in terms of mode share and safety.”
Joanne Grant, Managing Director JCDecaux Ireland, said: “There have been 13.5 million journeys made through the
Belfast City Council welcomed the warm response the scheme has received in Belfast this year.
“We are delighted with the uptake the
*Figures correct to end of December 2015
Coca-Cola Zero Bikes Statistics
· 289,426 journeys in 2015 and 290,066 since the scheme began.
· Overall total of 7,416 subscribers to the scheme.
· An estimated distance travelled of 454,560km on Cork bikes in 2015
· 19,934 journeys in 2015 and 21,810 since the scheme began.
· An estimated total distance travelled of 35,310km on Galway bikes in 2015
· Overall total of 1,864 subscribers to the scheme
· 40,118 journeys in 2015 and 41,282 since the scheme began.
· An estimated total distance travelled of 63,928km on Limerick bikes.
· Overall total of 2,374 subscribers to the scheme
· 143,222 journeys since launching in April 2015
· 5,336 subscribers
· The busiest day of the scheme was 2nd July with 1,197 journeys taken
· An estimated total distance travelled of 100,000 miles since launch
Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes Statistics 2015
· 4.1M journeys taken in 2015, 13,411,953 since launch in 2009
· 57,750 subscribers
· Busiest usage day of the scheme was 8th October 2015 with 17,222 journeys
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