The public is being asked for its views on bicycle hangars that would provide secure on-street storage for cyclists.

Dublin City Council installed one on a street off Francis Street in the south city to test reaction.

It is part of the council's Beta Project which involves trying out ideas.

The hangar could take six bikes and owners would pay a yearly subscription to use the locked facility. A similar facility in London costs €38 a year.

They would take up public car parking spaces.

The hangar has been in place for over a week and already nearly 100 submission have been received with 90% supporting the idea, according to a council spokesperson.

The spokesperson added that the experiment last up to three months and after submission are evaluated a decision will be made whether to continue with the scheme.

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