is reader-funded journalism. Our subscription numbers had stalled at around 250 subscribers. As of August 2, we're within reach of our target of 20 more subscribers by the end of August. Can you help? If you can, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Limerick City installs bicycle lockers which take €1 coins like shopping trolleys

Limerick City has installed sets of secure bicycle lockers in two city centre car parks, along with public mini-workstations and air pumps.

Unlike most bicycle lockers installed to date at Irish train stations or Luas stops, which users rent individual lockers long-term, these new lockers work “exactly like a shopping trolley” where the user inserts a €1 coin when locking their bicycles and they get the money back when finished their time in the city centre.

Limerick Smarter Travel said on its Facebook page yesterday: “Did you know that secure bike lockers and bike stands have been installed in the City Centre Car Park (Anne St. entrance) and Howley’s Quay Car Park (Henry St entrance?) These facilities give cyclists the opportunity to lock their bicycles inside a secure locker which only they have access to for the duration of their time in the city centre.”

The city agency added: “The sets of lockers are located next to the security office and come with a bike fixing stand, simple tools to adjust your bicycle and a pump, all of which are free to use!”

Meanwhile, as we reported recently, Dublin City is planning high-density bicycle parking to meet a large and growing demand. Dublin City Council held a stakeholder workshop on that project yesterday and there was reportedly strong interest in the issue.

You have read this far, now please think of supporting this reader-funded journalism. The current target is to reach 20 more subscribers by the end of August: Thanks to readers like you, as of August 2, there's now 265 readers subscribed to -- that's just five short of the target. Help us surpass the target by subscribing today.

Back in the west, here’s some photos from the Limerick Smarter Travel Facebook page:





Hello Reader... is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via

Cian Ginty


Leave a Reply to John Power Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.