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Bike hangar

Bike hangar

Bike hangar

A PUBLIC bicycle storage hangar has been installed in the city as part of a programme that could see them rolled-out across Dublin to prevent bike theft.

Dublin City Council has installed an experimental storage facility in John Dillon Street in the south inner city, and the public are being encouraged to share their thoughts on the project.

A council spokesman said the hangar was set up last week and has already attracted more than 100 submissions "almost all of which were very positive", he said.

"It's very early days yet so we're still considering all of the aspects to it. We'll take submissions for three months or so and then make a decision.

"At this stage we're just looking to gauge public opinion and see if there is an interest in such a service."

Bike hangars are already in operation in London where users pay an annual fee to use them. The hangars can fit up to six bicycles when fully operational.

Submissions can be made on the council's new web service, www.betaprojects.ie.

Figures for the first six months of last year showed almost 100 bikes were stolen every week in Ireland, with 75pc of thefts in the capital.

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