A new survey, conducted on behalf of the NTA, confirms a large majority of consumer spend in both Dublin and Cork cities is from people using sustainable modes of transport.
In Dublin City, 75% of the daily spend is from consumers who travel into the city using sustainable transport methods. The survey found 84% of adults used sustainable transport to get to and from Dublin City, with only 16% of people using their cars. A small fraction of those who used their cars parked on street, amounting to less than 3% of visitors to the city.
In Cork City, 56% of the daily spend is from those who use sustainable transport for their journeys to and from the city. A total of 66% of adults in Cork used sustainable modes of transport with only 34% using cars. A small fraction of those who used their cars parked on street, amounting to less than 5% of visitors to the city.
The fieldwork for the surveys in Dublin and Cork Cities was carried out in June and July. Shoppers were asked for their responses on Grafton Street and Henry Street in Dublin City, while those surveyed in Cork City were approached on Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett Street.