Surveys of people on core shopping streets in Dublin and Cork have found that a large majority of the consumer spend in both cities is from people using sustainable modes of transport.
The surveys were conducted by research and polling company Behaviour & Attitudes for the National Transport Authority.
The authority has previously commissioned similar market research for Dublin, but this is the first time Cotk was included.
The survey in Dublin and Cork Cities were carried out in June and July, on Grafton Street and Henry Street in Dublin City, and Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City.
The National Transport Authority said: “In Dublin City, 75% of the daily spend is from consumers who travel into the city using sustainable transport methods. The survey found 84% of adults used sustainable transport to get to and from Dublin City, with only 16% of people using their cars. A small fraction of those who used their cars parked on street, amounting to less than 3% of visitors to the city.”
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The Authority said: “In Cork City, 56% of the daily spend is from those who use sustainable transport for their journeys to and from the city. A total of 66% of adults in Cork used sustainable modes of transport with only 34% using cars. A small fraction of those who used their cars parked on street, amounting to less than 5% of visitors to the city.”
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