Dublin has lost its position on the Copenhagenize Index of cycling friendly cities, a top-20 list created by international design consultants Copenhagenize.
Dublin started at 9th on the 2011 version of the index — this was said to be partly due to large growth in commuter cycling and bonus points for ambitious projects which were planned. But, around six years later, few of these have yet to progress to construction.
The decline for Dublin started in 2013 when the city dropped to 11th on the index and then, in 2015, “apathy” in not pushing cycling ahead and the use of substandard infrastructure were the main reasons Dublin dropped to 15th on the list.
Top 20 cycling friendly cities
This afternoon the list was tweeted one-by-one by the head of the company, Mikael Colville-Andersen, who is best known for his Copenhagenize and Cycle Chic websites. Here’s the top 20:
The reasoning for the rankings are now online at: copenhagenize.eu/index, although a full scoring matrix is not provided.
When asked on Twitter by a Dutch tweeter if Copenhagenize having an office in a city is a factor, Colville-Andersen said: “We have an office in Brussels too, ffs. They suck.”