What's the secret of the Dublin bike hire scheme's success?

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    cyclingnewbie
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2011/aug/04/dublin-bike-hire-scheme

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    Dublinbikes, the Irish capital’s bike hire scheme, will turn two years old this September. With over 58,000 subscribers and 2.2m rentals to date, it has been reported as one of the most successful bike rental schemes in the world. In Dublin, each bike made an average of more than 2,200 journeys in its first year. Comparatively, London’s scheme which was a year old at the start of July recorded an average of 1,000 journeys per bike over the year. So what is dublinbikes’ secret to success?

    Ironically, the only time I have tried to use this scheme in Dublin I couldn’t because all the terminals were down with the error “cannot connect to network”.

    #84529

    elyobelyob
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    Just got back from Dublin .. I couldn’t understand why the scheme was needed. It’s such a small catchment area … I did see bikes locked up away from the terminals as clearly not enough space. As a Waterloo user, an all too familiar problem.

    #84530

    BrigitteBardotBikes
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    Simple, they have JC Decaux, we have Serco… look no further.

    #84531

    jamsandwich
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    is it a bixi system?

    #84532

    jamsandwich
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    no – its the french system

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublinbikes

    seemingly a lot more robust and error free (smaller system again though)

    Did we not got for the Velib system JUST because the french had it or was it put out to tender and bixi/serco won?

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