2.3 million journeys were taken across Coca‑Cola Zero’s public bike schemes in the first half of 2016.
A culture of ‘everyday cycling’ is taking root in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, according to statistics released for the first half of 2016. In six months, a total of 2,344,193 journeys were taken across the five public bikes schemes in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick, all supported by Coca‑Cola Zero.
Building on a commitment to encourage community wellbeing across the island of Ireland, Coca‑Cola want to get the nation pedalling with Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes – public bicycles that you can pick up and drop off at docking stations in cities across the country.
Not only is cycling a great way to keep active, the public bike schemes offer an environmentally friendly mode of transport for commuters across these cities.
Our investment in Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes is part of our wider commitment to help encourage active healthy lifestyles and we hope this scheme will enable more people to integrate cycling into their everyday lives, with the option of a healthier and happier commute. Matthieu Seguin, General Manager Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland
Now one of the most successful bike schemes in the world, the Coca‑Cola Zero dublinbikes scheme saw 2,083,821 journeys taken between January and June, making 15,495,774 journeys in total since the scheme launched in 2009.
Growing demand and public interest in the service led to a significant expansion in the scheme in 2014, made possible through capital funding from the National Transport Authority and investment from Coca‑Cola. The scheme now has almost 62,000 subscribers.
- 1,500 bikes in Dublin
- 100 docking stations across Dublin
- 3,667 new registrations January to June 2016
Coca‑Cola’s support also enabled three regional city bike schemes to be established in early 2015. These have also been embraced by communities in Cork, Galway and Limerick with 164,014 journeys taken across the three cities during the first half of 2016.
Belfast City Council’s Coca‑Cola Zero Belfast Bikes scheme is also going from strength to strength, with nearly 97,000 journeys travelled this year. The Belfast scheme has been live since April 2015.
- 5 schemes
- 16m total journeys since launch
- 13,000 journeys a day
Coca‑Cola is proud to support these five public bikes schemes that have opened up cycling to so many more people. With users able to easily navigate their cities, picking up a bike in one location and dropping it off in another, the convenience of the schemes plays a major factor in the ongoing success. In partnership with the National Transport Authority, city councils and scheme operators, we are committed to furthering this culture of everyday cycling in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Matthieu Seguin, General Manager, Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland
Figures correct for January - June 2016