Increase in cyclists and public transport users during Dublin rush hour

Friday 11 April 2014 16.27
The increase is partly down to the use of the dublinbikes scheme
The increase is partly down to the use of the dublinbikes scheme

There has been an increase in the number of cyclists and in the people using public transport when travelling into Dublin city centre during the morning rush hours.

That is according to a report published by the National Transport Authority, which looked at those travelling into the city centre between 7am -10am.

The Canal Cordon Trend 2006-2013 report shows that the number of cyclists entering the city has increased by 87% over the period from 2006 to 2013.

There were 9,061 cyclists entering the city centre in 2013, compared to 7,943 in 2012, which was an increase of 14%.

There was an increase of almost 7% year-on-year in the number of public transport users in 2013, from 86,047 in 2012 to 91,981 in 2013.

All modes of public transport showed increases from the 2012 figures, with bus and Luas showing increases of about 8% and rail showing an increase of 4%.

Bus had the largest number of additional passengers with 4,170 additional users.

This continues the trend of the last three years of increasing public transport passenger numbers, but is still 10% below the equivalent 2006 numbers.

The total number of people coming into the city centre increased by over 3% from 2012.

It went from 185,481 in 2012 to 192,188 in 2013.