DublinBikes to get extra 100 bikes, 4 station

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The first details of the expansion of the DublinBikes system were mentioned on the news on Thursday night on RTE2 (see RTE Player). The expansion will include more bikes, more stations and more stands at current stations. Details mentioned were as follows:

  • Current 800 stands at 40 stations is to be increased to 1,100 stands at 44 stations
  • Numbers of bikes going from 450 to 550

Meanwhile there has been more than 2,000 extra subs since Christmas [Irish Times reported “Almost 23,000” in December] and 330,000 journeys since September.

Cllr Andrew Montague said on the news that they “Hope to have that in by early Summer” and then look at expanding again.

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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