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20th May 2021

New app launched to help Dublin cyclists find safer routes

Stephen Porzio

Data gathered from the app’s users will help Dublin City Council identify cycling routes to develop and upgrade.

A new app has been launched by Dublin City Council that will help cyclists in the capital find safer routes to travel through on their bikes.

The Dublin Cycling Buddy app will use data logged by its users to help city officials identify which routes across the city need improvement and investment.

This data will also be used to continually enhance the app’s ability to suggest safer and quieter cycling routes throughout Dublin.

The app’s users will get access to information from Dublin City Council and Dublin Cycle Campaign on new initiatives and investments on cycle infrastructure in the city council area.

Users can also find the best routes for trips, provide community feedback, participate in city challenges and competitions and access hints and tips for better cycling in Dublin.

The app also includes real-time data on all of Dublin’s bike-sharing options and shows locations of cycle parking across the city.

Speaking about the app, Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu said: “The Dublin Cycling Buddy app is a great resource for people just starting out and needing guidance, as well as veteran cyclists alike.

“This will also boost our post-Covid recovery, with residents and workers getting more active and carbon-free.”

Chief Executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan added: “The app offers Dublin’s cyclists a smarter way to engage with the Council, build a community of cyclists, as well as share trip information and advice on safer routes.

“This will help inform our investment priorities and also help us measure the impact of current investments across the city.”

To coincide with the official launch of the app and the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the Lord Mayor has announced a ‘Cycle Around Dublin’ challenge.

This will see participants encouraged to cycle to as many as 15 locations all across Dublin city and county with prizes up for grabs. More information about this can be found on the app.

The Dublin Cycling Buddy mobile app is now available for download on both the Google Play and Apple App stores.

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