May 17, 2010

dublinbikes, probably the best bike sharing system in the world?

In existence for just under a year, Dublin City Council have recently announced that 'dublinbikes', the city's public bikes scheme is 'the most successful in the world by any measure'. With over 20,000 Dubliners signed up already to the annual membership, on average there are 47 long term members per bike, with each bike used on average 9.9 times a day.
Dubliners can now look forward to an expanded capacity on the bike sharing scheme, with 100 extra bicycles coming on stream in the near future.  The increased capacity will make more bikes available at peak morning, lunchtime and evening times. The current 800 stands at 40 stations is to be increased to 1,100 stands at 44 stations. The new stations will be located at Smithfield, Charlemount Mall, Harcourt Terrace, and Eccles Street.

Dublin City is also currently involved in a public consultation process for the location of new bike stands in the cuty. You can suggest a location at
photo: cian ginty