Jon Woods, general manager, Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland; Joanne Grant, managing director, JCDecaux Ireland; and Owen P Keegan, chief executive, Dublin City Council

Pictured (L�R): Jon Woods, general manager, Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland; Joanne Grant, managing director, JCDecaux Ireland; and Owen P Keegan, chief executive, Dublin City Council

The Coca-Cola Zero Dublinbikes scheme has today hit the 50,000 annual subscriber mark.

According to Dublin City Council, the scheme experienced its busiest ever day this month with members taking over 15,000 journeys on 2 October.

It said that since the bike scheme launched five years ago over 8 million journeys have been made and it is recognised as one of the most successful bike share schemes in the world.

The recent partnership with Coca-Cola Zero and the expansion of the scheme, which has seen the number of bikes on the city streets almost treble to 1,500 and the number of stations more than double to 100, have made the bikes more visible than ever, said the council.

“The success of the Coca-Cola Zero Dublinbikes scheme continues to exceed all expectations,” said Philip Maguire, assistant chief executive with Dublin City Council’s planning and development department. “The availability of the additional bikes and stations has made the city more accessible and it’s great to see so many people using our bikes and their own bikes as a quick and healthy way to get around the city.”

“We are delighted that the uptake of subscriptions to the Coca-Cola Zero Dublinbikes scheme continues to reach new heights,” said Jon Woods, general manager, Coca-Cola Great Britain & Ireland. “This partnership builds on our goal to encourage active, healthy lifestyles. We are confident that the popularity of Coca-Cola Zero Dublinbikes will continue, providing the option of a happier and healthier commute across the city.”

“Membership has increased by 40pc from this time last year and we fully expect that the number of members will continue to rise,” said Joanne Grant, managing director of JCDecaux Ireland.