Expansion Of Dublin Bike Scheme Gets Underway

The introduction of almost 1,000 new bicycles and 58 additional hire points begins today in the €35 million expansion of the Dublin Bike Scheme.

New bike stations have been opened this morning at North Wall Quay in the Docklands and Deverell Place off Gardiner Street, and the jire station at Talbot Street have been extended.

Of the 950 new bikes to be introduced, fifty have been added today, bring the current total up to 600.

When launched in 2009 advertising company JC Decaux provided over 500 bikes in exchange for the right to erect some 72 advertising panels.

Under the expansion, advertising will not increase, instead Dublin City Council will JC Decaux €1.925 million per year to run the scheme.


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