DublinBikes users will soon be able to unlock bicycles at docking stations, Dublin City Council has said.
A press release issued this afternoon promised that “This is the first of a number of upcoming exciting developments planned over the course of the partnership which will modernise the scheme which has been a huge success in the city over the past 10 years.”
The announcement was linked with the news that Sky’s NOW TV will be the new brand sponsor for DublinBikes.
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu said: “The dublinbikes scheme has been a huge success since it was launched back in 2009 and continues to go from strength to strength. I am delighted to welcome NOW TV on board as the new sponsor. Cycling is getting more popular every day, especially since the onset of Covid-19, and Dublin City Council is keeping pace by continuing to roll out cycling infrastructure throughout the city. I look forward to seeing even more people using NOW TV dublinbikes in 2021.”
John Flanagan, Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer, Dublin City Council said: “Throughout the last number of years and particularly in 2020 we have seen the importance of having sustainable transport options. The benefits of cycling are huge, from the individual benefits of improved health and well-being to the collective benefits for our city in the reduction of car traffic and congestion on the roads, while also bringing reductions in air and noise pollution and carbon emissions.”
Latest dublinbikes Statistics as of November 30, 2020:
- Number of bikes: 1,600
- Number of stations: 117
- Current Valid Long Term Subscribers 55,138
- Journeys (since launch) 31,224,618
- Average Duration of Journey (YTD) 17 Minutes
- Percentage of Journeys Free (YTD) 94%
- Estimated reduction in Co2 emissions since launch: 8,014 Tonnes
Hello Reader... IrishCycle.com 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 IrishCycle.com, it just needs enough people like you to believe!
Monthly subscriptions will give IrishCycle.com's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year IrishCycle.com 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 February, 210 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!
But currently, it's only around 1.3% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers