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Bike Life report on Dublin cycling by Sustrans

  • 06-08-2020 8:04am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,090 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor


    Launched back in late July, the report was completed by Sustrans, the UK sustainable transport charity in partnership with the NTA in Ireland.

    The information in the report comes from local cycling data, modelling and an independent, demographically representative survey of more than 1,100 residents from across the Dublin Metropolitan Area, whether they cycled or not.
    Key findings from Bike Life Dublin include:
    • Nearly a quarter of adults cycle at least once a week in the Dublin metropolitan area, with 11% cycling five days a week or more
    • 21% of adults don’t currently cycle but would like to
    • Residents want segregated cycling infrastructure to cycle more
    • 70% would find more traffic-free cycle routes away from roads, e.g. through parks or along waterways useful to help them cycle more
    • 69% would find more cycle tracks along roads, physically separated from traffic and pedestrians useful to help them cycle more
    • 84% of residents also support building more physically separated on-road cycle tracks, even when this would mean less space for other road traffic
    • Cycling in the Dublin area takes up to 60,000 cars off the roads each day
    • Every year cycling in Dublin saves 28,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to carbon footprint of 400,000 people taking flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
    • Cycling creates €258.5 million in economic benefits for the individual and society annually

    Full info, including the main report, methodology, maps etc all available here


Comments

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,463 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    and that seems to predate covid? would be interesting to see how the attitudes have changed since.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭ Irishphotodesk


    and that seems to predate covid? would be interesting to see how the attitudes have changed since.

    So in effect the data is considerably out of date and not currently reflective of society at present.

    OP.... why not mention that the data is for 2019 ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,090 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor


    So in effect the data is considerably out of date and not currently reflective of society at present.

    OP.... why not mention that the data is for 2019 ?

    Why would I mention that?

    the survey was conducted then, the results are based on those survey responses.

    Why is that hard to comprehend?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,090 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor


    and that seems to predate covid? would be interesting to see how the attitudes have changed since.

    I would guess things are a lot more favourable towards cycling/walking but we'll have to wait and see if they repeat the survey


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,751 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    Hopefully the 'should be wearing a helmet' brigade will stay away. Good to see a lot of pictures of people cycling in everyday clothes without helmets promoting the 'normalisation' of cycling.


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