We’re taking Coca-Cola Zero Bikes across the country with schemes in Galway, Limerick and Cork
After rolling out Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes in Dublin, we have extended the pedal power to Galway, Limerick and Cork, where our new bike sharing schemes are getting even more people moving. Featuring a black design with bright red accents, the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes are a striking addition to the streets of these iconic cities.
“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.” Frank O'Donnell, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland
The Galway scheme opened in November 2014 with 19 stations and 195 bikes. Launched by Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Paschal O’Donohoe with the help of TV and radio personality Hector O’Heochagain and Connacht rugby player Tiernan O’Halloran, the bikes were warmly welcomed by the people of Galway.
"From Eyre Square, to Spanish Arch and Galway Cathedral, we’ve located the Coca-Cola Zero bike stations conveniently throughout the city to ensure the best possible experience for tourists, commuters and leisure users alike." Hugh Creegan, Deputy CEO of the National Transport Authority
Coca-Cola Zero Bikes were introduced to Limerick next, with 215 bikes and 23 stations opening in December 2014. Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan officiated the launch along with Deputy Mayor of Limerick Cllr Maria Byrne. Former Ireland and Munster rugby player David Wallace was also on hand to encourage locals to register and get cycling!
"Limerick City and County Council, through Limerick Smarter Travel, has been very active during the last couple of years in terms of getting people to consider alternative, more sustainable travel methods and I think this public bike scheme also makes the city centre a more attractive and comfortable location to visit ensuring an improved quality of life in the city's natural and built environment." Councillor Maria Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Limerick
“I am delighted to be part of the launch of the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes in Limerick. It’s great to see the plans come to life and today see people cycling to their destinations across the city. These bikes will be a great resource for the city, helping people to get more active and offering another option for their commute." David Wallace, former Ireland and Munster rugby player, and native of Limerick city
The Cork scheme opened in two phases. 15 stations went live in December 2014, with the remaining 16 stations completed in March 2015. Now fully complete, the scheme is the largest outside of Dublin with 31 stations and 330 bikes located throughout Cork city, from Kent Station to Gaol Walk, and from Griffith Bridge to the College of Commerce.
“I’m delighted to officially launch the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes in Cork today, a hugely exciting development for the city. With 31 stations and 330 bikes, the roll-out of the bike scheme will have an impact on promoting sustainable transport solutions for the city, which will help support a reduction in carbon emissions. We have already seen the bikes around the city since the first number of stations launched in December and the completion of the roll-out of the scheme in Cork today will offer people another option for the commute. The scheme will also provide a boost to the city’s tourist offering, allowing visitors to explore Finbarr’s Cathedral, Grand Parade, The English Market and beyond.” Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney
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