Public bike scheme numbers show cycling is becoming more popular

More than 2.3 million journeys were taken on public bikes in the first half of 2016.

The stats include the public bike schemes in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast.

The vast majority of those - more than two million - were made on Dublin bikes.

The figures show an increase in the popularity of cycling - with 13,000 journeys a day.

In Cork there were 140,660 journeys in 2016 and 8,270 subscribers to the scheme.

Galway has 6,876 journeys in 2016 from a total of 2,036 subscribers.

Limerick has 16,478 journeys in 2016 from 2,584 subscribers and Belfast had 96, 358 journeys from 7,305 subscribers in 2016.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Retired mental health nurse collects second Lotto prize in 10 years

Parties pause formal NI powersharing talks until after British General Election

Health Minister slams 'nonsense' and 'scaremongering' from anti-vaccine campaigners

Taoiseach: Oireachtas committee examining 8th amendment will be set up 'within fortnight'


Today's Stories

Fast cars are my heroin, said driver who knocked down garda

‘Parents must prepare children for sacraments’, says religious educator

‘€1bn hospital is far more important than my children’, says father of kids with cystic fibrosis

Ministers back plan for review of religious patronage

Lifestyle

Looking back in time with Dennis Dinneen's pictures

Four events to check out at the Cork International Choral Festival today

With bikini season beckoning please forget about quick fixes ...

Take a load off: Two people tell their individual weight loss journeys

More From The Irish Examiner