Deliveroo cyclists call for safer lanes

Deliveroo cyclists call for safer lanes

A map of Cork showing the busiest routes travelled by the 150 cyclists working for the Deliveroo food delivery service. The map shows that areas like the city centre, the western suburbs and Douglas are popular amongst customers.

Food delivery service Deliveroo say they want to work with Cork City Council to improve cycle lanes in the city.

The company employs more than 150 cyclists and said their riders uniquely positioned to provide first-hand information on cycle safety on our roads.

Deliveroo has produced a heat map of Cork based on the routes their cyclists travel delivering food from various restaurants.

They said the map provides details on which cycle routes are used most often by riders, and where future cycle lanes might be beneficial given the volume of riders who use those routes.

According to the company, the busiest routes in Cork are the Western Road, Washington Street, Grand Parade, North Main Street, French Church Street and South Mall.

According to figures from the CSO, there has been an increase of 43% in the number of people who cycle to work over the five years from 2011. 

In Cork, there are over 2,300 people cycling to work every day, accounting for a significant amount of traffic. 

Deliveroo is also hoping to engage with other Irish City Councils in their efforts to improve cycle safety across the country.

Liam Cox, Regional Manager at Deliveroo Ireland, said: “Deliveroo currently works with over 150 riders across Cork City, providing us with an abundance of first-hand experiences and information that could positively contribute to the city’s cycle strategy."

"Our riders are using the roads every day, just like other members of the local community, and the information and insights they have could be very useful in helping shape the future of safer cycling in Cork.

“There has been a significant increase in the numbers of cyclists over the last few years and we want to work with Cork City Council and other stakeholders to help make it safer and more enjoyable to cycle around the city."

"The insights provided by our riders can help with the planning of cycle lanes as well as identifying areas that are in need of immediate improvements for the safety of all the community," he said.

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