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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.

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

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