Public bike rental scheme to be expanded

Thursday 03 July 2014 12.01
Public bike schemes will be launched in Limerick, Cork and Galway in September
Public bike schemes will be launched in Limerick, Cork and Galway in September

A total of 740 bicycles are to be made available for public rental, as part of the expansion of a bike hire programme to regional cities.

Public bike schemes will be launched in Limerick, Cork and Galway in September.

It follows on the success of a similar initiative in Dublin.

Minister of State with Responsibility for Public Transport Alan Kelly was joined by representatives of the National Transport Authority and sponsors Coca-Cola to unveil a prototype bike in Galway this morning.

The bicycle has an automatic gear-changing facility and a carrying panel in front of the handlebars.

Users will pay a registration fee of €20 to subscribe to the service and pay charges if they rent a bike for more than 30 minutes at a time.

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