is reader-funded journalism. To keep it going and free-to-view, it takes people like you to act now and subscribe today for €5, €10, or €20 per month.

Cycling in Dublin City the numbers

cycling numbers 640d is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

Subscription drive update: reached its target of 270 subscribers by the end of August -- thank you to all who have helped! Our new target is to have 300 subscribers by the end of 2022 -- originally this was hoped to be exceeded by the first year of running the site full time (end of October).

If you can help push above 300 subscribers, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Please remember, every month there's a natural drop-off in subscriptions due to people getting new cards, cards stolen, Revolut not topped up etc.

*** is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via

Cian Ginty


  1. Beautiful visualisation! Well done.
    Out of curiosity, do you know what’s the reason that, by and large, the percentage of commuters who cycle is much higher in south side areas (with the exception of Clontarf that ranked high and Ballyfermot that ranked low)?
    It seems that cycling is for the wealthier citizens of Dublin, while people in the poorer areas use other means of transport.

  2. I would say they are very conservative numbers taken on weekdays during rush hour and the real figure is much more. There is no Tally of evening or weekend use and a lot of people are out of work and anyway they have not counted all the people who Bicycle.

    I see loads of people Cycling everyday and Night,if you stop at the Traffic Lights anywhere in the City you are immediately joined by at least 8 Cyclists waiting for the off. I never had that 5 years ago ,I would be the only one on a Bike stopped at the Lights,all good the more the merrier. Strength in Numbers more clout in getting better infrastructure in the future.

  3. Imagine what the bike mode share would be if the gender split was even. The reason for the current split is presumably a lack of subjectively safe cycling infrastructure. To rest on your laurels at this point is effectively gender discrimination.

    BTW my city/country has much, much worse numbers than Dublin’s so I mean this to be constructive criticism. Dublin is probably the English-speaking* world’s Number One cycling city so am I am very impressed with what you’ve done – you’re an inspiration (so far) to the Anglosphere.

    * I’m aware Irish Gaelic is your national language, no disrespect intended.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.