Paschal Donohoe TD announced yesterday that the government will invest €1,000,000 to further the expansion of the Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes scheme in Dublin.
Welcomed by Dublin City Council, the expansion would see the dublinbikes scheme providing improved linkages between Grangegorman Campus and the city centre.
More than 60,000 people have subscribed to the scheme since its inception in 2009, with the bikes being used on a daily basis up to 15,000 times.
The scheme has exceeded all expectations and over 11 million journeys have been taken so far. The strategic network expansion to Grangegorman and the surrounding area will further support the growth of cycling in the city and enhance the reputation of Dublin as a forward thinking and innovative city.
Jim Keogan, Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council’s Planning, Property, Enterprise & Economic Development Department
Currently, the scheme has more than 100 stations and 1,500 bikes.
It is hoped that the expansion will make cycling a practical alternative to driving around the city for many more people. Now if they would just give our cyclists our own set of traffic lights too...