Just Eat dublinbikes celebrates 10th Birthday of scheme

Ten years ago today dublinbikes launched on a sun-drenched morning in Dublin city centre. The scheme, which was the first of its kind in Ireland, initially set its first-year membership target at 5,000 subscribers.

The service proved to be a great success from the beginning with more than 1,000 people signing up to use the bicycles on the first day alone and over 11,000 applying for membership in the first fortnight.  Since then the scheme has become Just Eat dublinbikes and it has gone on to exceed all expectations and is widely considered to be one of the most successful bike-sharing schemes in the world. 

Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council recalls before the scheme launched “There was a degree of uncertainty to its success at the time as it was the first public bike scheme in Ireland.   It turned out that none of those concerns were justified, the scheme has been very well received by the people of Dublin from the beginning. Dublin City Council would like to thank all of the subscribers who have embraced this scheme as a way to get around the city and have made dublinbikes a successful part of Dublin life over the last ten years.”


Just Eat dublinbikes latest summary statistics below as at 31/08/2019:

Current valid annual subscribers                 66,940

Number of stations                                         116

Number of bikes                                              1,600

Journeys year to date:                                    2,628,089

Journeys since launch:                                   28,356,473

Average duration of journey                        15 Minutes

Percentage of journeys free                         96%

Busiest usage date ever                                16/9/2016

No. journeys on busiest day                         18,041


About JCDecaux

JCDecaux Ireland is a subsidiary of JCDecaux, the number 1 outdoor advertising company in the world. The group has operations in more than 80 countries and a presence in over 4,000 cities providing high-quality advertising formats across airport, transport, retail and roadside environments, including almost 60,000 digital advertising screens. The company is also a world leader in providing bike-share rental schemes. JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on out-of-home media.

In Ireland JCDecaux provide premium advertising space on a wide range of formats and have offices in Dublin and Belfast. JCDecaux maintain and manage the advertising on National Transport Authority bus shelters in the Republic of Ireland and hold the Luas advertising contract with Transport Infrastructure Ireland. In Northern Ireland JCDecaux manage advertising across the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company rail portfolio.  JCDecaux also operate Just Eat dublinbikes, the hugely successful bike share rental scheme, as part of a public realm contract with Dublin City Council.



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About Just Eat

Just Eat operates a leading global hybrid marketplace for online food delivery. Headquartered in London, we use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient digital ordering service for over 27 million customers and more than 107,000 Restaurant Partners across the UK, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil.

In Ireland, Just Eat has over 2,100 takeaway restaurants online and consumers can access their favourite local eateries for lunchtime and evening options with a choice of over 40 cuisines. More than 80% of customers order either via the app or on mobile device with the Just Eat app downloaded over 1.5 million times since it was launched in Ireland five years ago.

When the service began as dublinbikes in 2009 there were 450 bicycles and 40 stations in Dublin city centre. Exceptionally strong levels of demand for the service resulted in calls for extensions to the scheme which were delivered in 2011, 2013 and 2018.  The footprint of the scheme has grown considerably as a result and there are now 1,600 bicycles available at 116 stations. Currently there are 66,940 active annual subscribers and to date more than 28 million journeys have been made on the bikes in the capital. These are significant numbers and there’s no doubt that, as well as offering people a healthy alternative means of transport, the dublinbikes scheme has helped reduce traffic congestion in the city centre and it is estimated that through car journey substitution with dublinbikes a reduction of 7,278 tonnes of carbon has been achieved in Dublin over the past 10 years.

Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director, Just Eat said: “Just Eat is honoured to be associated with the much loved Just Eat dublinbikes. We are delighted that our support has helped to enable the continued growth and expansion of the scheme, delivering opportunities for people in Dublin to travel the city easily – for work, or for pleasure.  I would like to congratulate Dublin City Council and JCDecaux for their excellent stewardship of Just Eat dublinbikes. We look forward to celebrating the ten-year anniversary milestone with our partners and with the thousands of Just Eat dublinbikes users who are at the heart of this great scheme.”

Joanne Grant, Managing Director JCDecaux said “We are extremely proud of what dublinbikes has achieved over the past 10 years.  The scheme has gone from strength to strength and has made a hugely positive impact on day to day life in the city.  We are looking forward to working with Dublin City Council and our commercial partners Just Eat to take the scheme to the next level with the introduction of further enhancements which will make it even more accessible and ensure Just Eat dublinbikes continues to make a real and valuable difference in the future.”

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