The city of Dublin is due to expand the number of stations in its 'dublinbikes' scheme from 101 to 116 with an associated increase in the number of bikes used in the scheme from 1,500 to 1,600. Additional stations will expand the reach of the bike share scheme, making it easier for users to pick up and drop off bikes. In addition to the new stations, bikes are now also available to annual members and short-term subscribers in the vicinity of the Grangegorman campus with three stations opening around Grangegorman Lower.
The dublinbikes scheme is one of the most successful public bike share schemes in the world and is set to grow even further with the addition of these new stations. Figures published in February 2018 show that there are 67,890 long term members of the scheme and since launching in 2009 there have been nearly 22.5 million journeys. 96% of all journeys taken are completely free and the average journey time for users is just 14 minutes.
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