We Dubliners like to complain about our public transport.
We complain about the frequent ‘signal problems’ causing Dart delays when the leaves and the swans aren’t doing it, the buses seeming to all arrive at once, and don’t get us started on the fact that they’re only connecting the Luas lines now.
But it looks like we finally got something.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first bike sharing scheme in Paris, the Guardian looked at the best and worst bike schemes in the world. Dublin, London and Hangzhou were named as the best schemes.
Dublin did well because of its low annual fee (€25) and the intensity of use: “Its 1,500 bikes were used 4.4m times in 2016, about four times as much as in London where the 11,500 bikes were used 10.3m times last year.”
The areas we fell down on were the being slow to redistribute bikes when stations run out and the fact that the bikes are quite heavy and unwieldy.
Well we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t have something to moan about.