Once ranked among America’s worst bicycling cities, Boston has cleaned up its act in recent years, becoming a safer place to bike to work, according to a Harvard Chan School study of injuries to bicycle commuters between 2009 and 2012. Read more
More than 2.3 million journeys have been taken on public bike schemes in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick in the first six months of 2016, amassing an estimated distance of almost five million kilometers on the rented bicycles. Read more
Dublin Bikes subscriptions are set to be increased by 50 per cent, and a new funding strategy that could see advertising panels at the College Green plaza is to be developed, under a €100 million expansion plan for the scheme.
The hugely popular bike hire service has been operating in the city since 2009. While it is currently funded though subscription charges and sponsorship, Dublin City Council is subventing the scheme and paid €376,211 towards it in 2015.
An expansion of Dublin’s on-street bicycle rental system, DublinBikes, has led to a boom in use of the system, which has now reached the 10 million trips.
Three million journeys were undertaken in last nine months, Dublin City Council said today. Read article
11th November 2014 – The National Transport Authority has today announced further details for the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes regional scheme which will go live over the coming weeks. Galway will launch on Monday 24th November, followed by Limerick on 8th December and Cork on 18th December.
The National Transport Authority is also calling on the people of Galway, Limerick and Cork to pre-register now on www.bikeshare.ie so that the bikes can be availed of as soon as they are live on the streets.
Customers who pre-register will also get a 50% discount, receiving a special offer of €5 for annual subscription. This special offer extends to the end of 2014. When a customer registers for an annual subscription, they will receive a Welcome Pack in the post containing details of the scheme and a subscription card.
Gerry Murphy, CEO of the National Transport Authority said: “We’re delighted to announce that the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes scheme will go live in Galway on November 24th. The bikes will be an exciting new addition to the cities of Limerick, Cork and Galway for business and recreational users alike. We urge anyone interested in using the bikes in any of the three cities to take advantage of the special 50% discount offer by registering now at www.bikeshare.ie.”
A funding gap of €2.6 million to extend the DublinBikes scheme from Heuston Station and Phoenix Park to The Point in Docklands is to be bridged by the National Transport Authority (NTA), it was announced yesterday. Read article