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The popularity of cycling in urban Ireland has dramatically increased over the last years. And, with Dublin bikes now readily available throughout Dublin and other major centres, getting around town quickly and affordably has never been easier. The below cycling frequently asked questions & answers detail how cycling can be of great benefit to your lifestyle.
The cycle planner has been extended and now provides information on the best cycling routes in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick & Waterford, based on individual cycling capabilities.
You can use the Cycle Planner online or download the App. If you are new to cycling or getting out on the bike after a long break, the Cycle Planner will find a route that avoids roads with heavy traffic and also avoids difficult turns at busy junctions to help you get comfortable cycling your bike around town. You can download the app free from the Apple App store for iPhone and iPad, or Google Play store for Android devices.
For the more advanced cyclists the cycle planner will tell you about the most direct route to take whilst still recommending cycle tracks where they exist. The cycle planner covers Dublin city centre and all the larger towns around County Dublin as well as Cork City, Galway City, Limerick City and Waterford City. You can change between cities on the app very easily by using the Select City Buttons.
The cycle planner has a unique routing feature called Turn Difficulty Factor which helps the user not only to find the best route but also to pick the appropriate junctions and turns suiting their cycling capability. For example a person who chooses the “Easy route” setting will not be directed to take a difficult right turn at a busy junction. The Cycle Planner will look for an easier alternative way around that junction.
The App version comes with a “Save for offline use” feature so that you can navigate your cycling trip using the app without running up data or roaming charges.