Sunday 17 December 2017

Capital rolls out 300 new stands for bike scheme

Michael McHale

COMMUTERS in the capital received another good reason to get on their bikes yesterday when plans were revealed to expand a popular cycling scheme.

Dublin City Council released proposals to install 300 new bike stands around the capital as part of its hugely successful public bike project, which allows users to hop on and off council bicycles at 40 stations dotted around the city.

A spokesman for the council said they are taking the move to resolve the problems faced by current users of the scheme.

"At peak times, people can have trouble finding a stand to leave their bike after they've used it, so we're increasing the number of stands to alleviate the problem," he said

There are 795 stands installed, with plans to increase this to 1,100 by the end of the year. The proposal will come before the council's transport committee later in the month.

More than 20,000 people have signed up for the scheme since it began last summer, with 450 bicycles being made available.

Irish Independent

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