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dlr announce a 8% increase in cyclists over the summer months

Date 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Location 
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that overall cycling numbers in the County increased by 8% for the months of May, June, July and August in 2018 when compared to the same months in 2017. The cycling data was obtained from electronic cycle counters installed on three key routes in the County and builds on year on year increases on all the main routes. The biggest increase was along the Rock Road with a 10% increase in the number of people cycling on the route over the 4 month period followed by an 8% increase on the Stillorgan Road and a 6% increase on Clonskeagh Road. The heatwave over the Summer months has contributed to more people cycling on roads in the County.

The cycle counter data also shows that the Rock Road corridor is the busiest in the County with an average of about 1200 weekday cycle trips on the route heading towards the city followed by Clonskeagh Road which has about 1000 weekday one-way cycle trips and the Stillorgan Road which has about 700 weekday cycle trips.

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Oisin Smyth, stated, ‘I welcome the increase in the number of people cycling on key routes around the County. Overall, the increase in the number of people cycling highlights the work being done by the Council in improving facilities for cyclists. In addition, the introduction of initiatives to encourage more people to cycle such as the introduction of a pilot bike sharing scheme with Bleeperbike, the installation of more cycle parking and assisting the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with the roll out of school cycle training has encouraged more people to cycle in the County’.

 

 

Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council actively promotes cycling as a safe healthy travel mode and is currently developing a number of cycling infrastructure schemes in the County including cycle improvements on Stillorgan Road and Clonskeagh Road near UCD, on Monkstown Road and on Drummartin Link Road. A County Wide Cycle Map and route leaflets are available to help cyclists plan their routes when cycling in the County and can be found here;http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/travel-transport/traffic-management/cycling

Further information on Cycling in the Council can be obtained by e-mail at cycling@dlrcoco.ie

 
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