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Sunday 20 August 2017

Capital bike scheme is riding high

MORE than two million trips have been taken using rented bicycles in the capital.

Some 2.3 million journeys have been taken on cycles leased from Dublin City Council's 'dublinbikes' scheme since its launch in September 2009. The two-million mark was reached on May 12 this year.

Last month the scheme saw the daily record for journeys smashed by more than 200 trips in a single day. Dublinbikes' members took 6,280 journeys on July 13 -- the previous record was 6,043 journeys on April 15, 2011.

There are now 44 stations and 550 bikes in the network and each Dublin bike has an average rotation of 8.8 journeys every day.

Irish Independent

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