Brisbane’s CityCycle success continues to grow, with the fleet of 2,000 bikes approaching three million trips since October 2010.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner encouraged CityCyclists to get pedalling to celebrate the milestone and go in the draw to win a $2,500 holiday to Queensland’s iconic Great Barrier Reef.

“Since 2010, CityCycle riders have travelled around the globe 259 times, burned 222 million calories and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1.9 million kilograms in their three million trips,” Cr Schrinner said.

“To celebrate this milestone, operate JC Decaux is giving away a $2,500 to one person who is either an existing CityCycle member or signs up before 19 December.”

Cr Schrinner said more and more people were choosing CityCycle to see the sights of the inner-city, making use of Brisbane’s fantastic bikeway network.

“With more than 150 CityCycle stations across the inner city, CityCycle is a convenient and healthy active travel option,” he said.

“As works get underway on the Brisbane’s biggest bikeway, a new CityCycle has been installed here on Annerley Road, providing a critical connection between the South East Bikewya, South Bank and the Mater Hospital.

“Projects such as the Woolloongabba Bikeway enhance the liveability of our city and contribute to CityCycle’s continued success, with a 43 per cent boost in patronage last financial year.

Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said the CityCycle three million trips milestone was something the whole community could celebrate.

“The achievement of three million trips is a major accomplishment, delivering on Council’s future-focussed vision to create a city that encourages people to ride and walk,” Ms Savage said.

“CityCycle, and other investments in healthy travel, are key to realising the vision to be a truly New World City, where people are at the heart of planning, and the future liveability of our great cities and towns is guaranteed.

“Ongoing investment in bikeway projects and the CityCycle scheme has vastly improved Brisbane’s liveability over the past five years, delivering value for money and a nicer city in which to live, work and ride.”

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