New data analysis shines light on DublinBike usage

New data analysis — with stringing animated visuals — gives a deeper understanding of DublinBikes usage.

The authors outline how weekday commuters use what “seems to involve almost every bike in the scheme being washed back and forth on a tide”.'s reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...

On, the authors said: “It appears that the stations newly introduced this year as part of an expansion of the scheme, mostly with a focus on the north side, have been well utilised: we see these stations filling up and emptying out during the daily commutes along with the general trend.”

They add: “We can see several stations, e.g in Portobello, empty out in the morning and clearly getting refilled by the re-distributors. This is clearly necessary, as they are rapidly emptied once again before the commute is finished.”

The full analysis and visuals can be found on


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