A “significant expansion” of Galway Bikes is now planned for next year, Galway Bay FM has reported.
When reporting the news, the Galway radio station referenced Michael Aherne, head of transport development division at the National Transport Authority.
Galway Bay FM said that the National Transport Authority has “admitted that a lack of docking stations is to blame for the poor uptake of the Galway City Public Bike Scheme” and that “It’s singling out the lack of a station at NUI Galway as a particular factor in Galway’s poor performance when compared to other cities nationwide.”
Last year IrishCycle.com reported on how the authority said possable expansion this year was subject to funding.
Although the station locations could change in detailed planning, information released to this website last year included a draft list of eight new stations; these were:
- (i) Seamus Quirke Road (30 bike capacity) *
- (ii) Hospital (40 bike capacity)
- (iii) O Shaughnessy Bridge (40 bike capacity)
- (iv) Claddagh /Nimmo Pier (30 bike capacity) *
- (v) NUIG Main entrance (40 bike capacity)
- (vi) Bodkin Junction (30 bike capacity)
- (vii) Sailin (Dublin Road) (40 bike capacity)
- (viii) Glenina (Dublin Road) (40 bike capacity)
* = Includes space for further expansion in design
The map of those stations (marked by number markers, original stations excluded):