Dublin ranked in top 10 cycling cities worldwide(23/09/2011)
In a month where dublinbikes recorded yet another daily rental record of 6,410 rentals on 22nd September, Dublin was ranked within the top 10 cycling cities in the world.
80 major cities worldwide were included in the ranking, released by the international bicycle promotion company Copenhagenize Consulting. Dublin came 9th overall. Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Tokyo and Berlin topped the list
The success was attributed in part to “a wildly successful bike share programme, visionary politicians who implemented bike lanes and 30km/h zones, and a citizenry who have merely shrugged and gotten on with it”.
Dublin Lord Mayor Andrew Montague said that cycling had been relentlessly in decline, but measures including the heavy goods vehicle ban, lower speed limits and dublinbikes, were helping to reverse the trend.
Source: dublinbikes usage figures and The Irish Times