€2.6m for bike scheme to roll out extension

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

Previously, the scheme was financed by international outdoor advertising company JC Decaux in return for the right to erect advertising units – incorporating public information – at locations in the city.

The new funding is part of a package of nearly €44 million in grant-aid the NTA is providing to improve facilities for cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users in the Greater Dublin area. This will include a new cycle route from Phoenix Park to The Point.

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