Last year proved to be a big year for cycling as more than 4.5 million journeys were taken on
“There’s no question that cycling continues to grow in popularity and we are pleased to have been able to support the introduction of these new bike schemes,” said Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of
58,000 subscribers in Dublin
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, recording 17,222 journeys.
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 the 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.”
350,000 regional 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. There are more than 11,000 people subscribed to the three regional city schemes.
“It has been a brilliant year for the
“It’s a great way to see more of your city without having to take the car. Whether you use one of the
100,000 miles travelled in Belfast
The Belfast scheme, which launched in April, also enjoyed strong uptake with 5,336 people subscribers and 143,222 journeys made since its launch. With an estimated total distance travelled of 100,000 miles since its launch, Belfast City Council welcomed the warm response the scheme has received in Belfast this year.
“We are delighted with the uptake the
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Figures correct to end of December 2015