A scheme being overseen by Dublin City Council will increase the amount of bicycle parking stands in the city from the present 1,000 to 10,000 over the next ten years. 4,000 parking spaces are being allocated by the council, with city businesses providing the remaining stands.

Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Dublin as commuters attempt to cut their travel costs.

Over the last year the number of cyclists has risen by 7 per cent while over the last five years numbers have increased by 30 per cent. Ireland's department of transport has set a national target of ten per cent of commuter trips being made by bicycle by 2020

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