[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Over 25 million people have used the Just Eat Dublin Bikes scheme since it’s inception, with over 3 million journeys taken in the last ten months.
The milestone was marked on Tuesday with ‘station takeovers’ across the city, with cyclists invited to uncover one of 400 JustEat gift cards hidden around the city centre at different Dublin Bike hubs.
Richard Millwood was named as the lucky cyclist who took the 25 millionth journey on the bikes from Pearse Street.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring said: “This is a fantastic milestone for the Just Eat dublinbikes scheme as we celebrate 25 Million journeys.
“The scheme has been one of the most successful bike sharing schemes in the world since it was launched in 2009.
“There has been a huge increase in the number of cyclists on the city streets – including me! – since the scheme was launched and there is no doubt it has been an important catalyst for this increase.
“I would like to congratulate Richard who took the 25 millionth journey and to everyone involved in providing this sustainable form of public transport for the capital.”
The scheme, which is provided by JCDecaux on behalf of Dublin City Council and sponsored by Just Eat, was launched in September 2009 with over 3.2 million Just Eat dublinbike journeys registered in the last 10 months alone.
Representing 12.8% of the total number of trips on record since the scheme began, this figure is aligned with the continuous growth in the number of cyclists on the road, now making up over 14% of all traffic in the City Centre.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]