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25th August 2016

2.3 million journeys taken across Coca-Cola Zero supported bike schemes in first half of 2016

  • Culture of ‘Everyday Cycling’ embedded across the island of Ireland as 2.3 million journeys taken across five public bike schemes*
  • On average nearly 13,000 journeys a day enabled by bike schemes, delivered in partnership with Coca-Cola Zero
  • H1 sees 3,600 additional subscribers to the Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes scheme alone

Thursday 25th August 2016 - A culture of ‘everyday cycling’ is taking root in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, according to statistics released today for the first six months of the year. A total of 2,344,193 journeys were taken across the five public bikes schemes in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick, supported by Coca-Cola Zero.

Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes, operated by Dublin City Council and JCDecaux, alone saw 2,083,821 journeys taken between January and June, and 15,495,774 journeys in total since the scheme launched in 2009. One of the most successful bike schemes in the world, Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes currently has almost 62,000 subscribers, with 3,667 more registrations in the first half of the year.

Coca-Cola Zero Bikes, the regional city schemes established by the National Transport Authority in early 2015, have also been embraced by communities in Cork, Galway and Limerick with 164,014 journeys taken across the three cities during H1.

Belfast City Council’s Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes scheme is also going from strength to strength, with nearly 97,000 journeys travelled this year.

The figures, which reflect an average of nearly 13,000 journeys a day across the five schemes, show that people are incorporating cycling into their daily routines.

“Coca-Cola is proud to support these five public bikes schemes that have opened up cycling to so many more people. With users able to easily navigate their cities, picking up a bike in one location and dropping it off in another, the convenience of the schemes plays a major factor in the ongoing success. In partnership with the National Transport Authority, city councils and scheme operators, we are committed to furthering this culture of everyday cycling in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.” said Aedamar Howlett, Country Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland.

A total of 16 million journeys have been taken across the five schemes since they were launched.

According to Brendan Kenny, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council, “the 15.5M journeys taken since the scheme launched in Dublin in 2009, shows the huge success of the scheme itself and its promotion as a healthier, affordable and environmentally sustainable transport option. With cycle-friendly initiatives like the Port Tunnel, HGV strategy and various infrastructural cycleway improvements, cycling is commanding a higher mode share than ever before. Working with the National Transport Authority, we will keep cycling a priority, with the objective of making Dublin an international exemplar in terms of mode share and cycle safety.”

Joanne Grant, Managing Director JCDecaux Ireland, added: “The people of Dublin have a really positive relationship with Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes. It’s environmentally-friendly, affordable and fun – and all of that is reflected in the large numbers who are adopting the scheme as part of their daily lives. A total 15.5 million journeys have been travelled on Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes to date, equating to a distance of 34 million kilometers. That’s impressive by global standards and the scheme has played a role in putting Dublin on the map as a cycling city.”

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, noted the real momentum that has been generated through the schemes: “It all comes back to giving people what they want – the appetite is certainly there among the public for schemes which make it easy for people to go about their day by enhancing the transport options for citizens and visitors alike. The statistics released today reflect the immense progress that has been made to date and we are ambitious for the future of the schemes in Cork, Galway and Limerick, with new users signing up all the time,” she said.

*Figures correct to end of June 2016

Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes statistics

  • 101 bike stations.
  • 1,500 bikes.
  • 2.1 million journeys in 2016 and 15,.5 million since the scheme began.
  • Currently 61,976 subscribers to the scheme.
  • An estimated distance travelled of 4.6 million kilometres in 2016.Bh

Coca-Cola Zero Bikes Statistics

Cork

  • 140,660 journeys in 2016 and 430,726 since the scheme began.
  • Overall total of 8,270 subscribers to the scheme.
  • An estimated distance travelled of 225,130km in 2016

Galway

  • 6,876 journeys in 2016 and 28,686 since the scheme began.
  • Overall total of 2,036 subscribers to the scheme.
  • An estimated distance travelled of 17,321km in 2016.

Limerick

  • 16,478 journeys in 2016 and 57,760 since the scheme began.
  • Overall total of 2,584 subscribers to the scheme.
  • An estimated distance travelled of 27,076km travelled in 2016.

Belfast

  • 96,358 journeys in 2016
  • Overall total of 7,305 subscribers to the scheme.
  • An estimated distance travelled of 95,876km travelled in 2016.

Visit www.Coca-Cola.ie for news on upcoming events and activities.
Visit www.dublinbikes.ie for information on Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes.
Visit www.bikeshare.ie for information on the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes in Cork, Limerick and Galway.
Visit www.belfastbikes.co.uk for information on Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes.

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