More workers getting on bikes to beat traffic
Published 18/06/2010 | 05:00
DUBLINERS are getting on their bikes in increasing numbers to beat the gridlock, writes Treacy Hogan.
The number of commuters taking part in the cycle to work scheme has increased by 125pc in the past year, a new survey shows. Bike shops are also reporting a 43pc increase in sales.
Just under half of new bicycles are being bought by public sector works. Ciaran Cuffe, sustainable transport minister, said yesterday the statistics show that thousands of extra people were now cycling to work.
The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced by the Green Party in January last year.