Minister Simon Coveney opens the final station in Cork - the largest scheme outside Dublin – 31 stations, 330 bikes
Minister Simon Coveney today (2 March 2015) joined Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields, and senior management from the National Transport Authority and
The roll-out, which commenced in December, sees 330 bikes available for public hire across the 31 stations which are located throughout Cork, from Kent Station to Gaol Walk, and from Griffith Bridge to the College of Commerce.
And the bikes-for-hire have been warmly welcomed by the public – to date over 2,500 people have registered for the Cork scheme, over 1,850 for Limerick and over 1,750 for the Galway scheme.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Mary Shields, said: “The
Minister Simon Coveney said: “I’m delighted to officially launch the
Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said: “We are delighted to have completed the Cork
“Even though all three city schemes are still in their launch/growth phases, the usage statistics to date are very encouraging. Over 11,700 rentals have already taken place in Cork, over 5,800 in Limerick and over 5,000 in Galway – and this for a scheme that started its roll-out in mid-winter. We’re really confident that the
Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of
“Our investment in Coca Cola Zero Bikes is part of our wider commitment to help encourage active healthy lifestyles and we hope this scheme will enable more people to integrate cycling into their everyday lives, with the option of a healthier and happier commute.”
In May 2014, the Rothar Nua consortium was awarded the contract for the provision of public bike schemes in the cities of Cork, Limerick and Galway by the National Transport Authority, with capital funding of €5.1 million for these schemes being provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Coca-Cola’s partnership for the regional schemes made the roll out possible with an almost €3 million investment over five years.
To register today for an annual subscription to
Note to Editor:
The people of Cork are being invited to sign up for
For Customer Care, please dial 0818 44 44 77. This can be used for customers seeking assistance or further information on the scheme. Additionally, an App (Bikeshare.ie) is now available for download for iPhones and Androids from the App Store and Google Play stores.
For further information contact:
Sara Morris, National Transport Authority: 086 385 8431
Colin Taylor, Q4PR, firstname.lastname@example.org
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