A 15-station expansion of DublinBikes focused on Grangegorman is set to get underway this summer and to be completed by the end of the year.
Here’s the a draft set of locations provided by Dublin City Council — the new stations are the blue markers:
The number of bicycle docking stations is to increase from 101 to 116, while 100 extra bikes are to be added to the total number of bicycles which stands at around 1,580.
Of the draft 15 new stations, 9 will be located around Grangegorman, where the DIT campus is partly still under construction.
If all goes will, four of the stations will be located along or just off the North Circular Road, three or four will be on Grandegorman Lower / Upper, and two will be on the city side of the Phibsborough Road.
Another four stations will add to capacity in the area between Croke Park and Connelly Station:
And two stations will add to capacity on the southside near the Grand Canal:
In 2016 users of DublinBikes took 4.3m journeys and more than 18 million journeys since the launch in September 2009.
At the start of this year the scheme had 68,000 annual subscribers and its busiest day ever was on September 16 of last year with 18,041 journeys taken.
Since February 2017 yearly membership subscriptions increased from €20 to €25 to partly pay for the expansion and also aiming to fill in an amount which was to date paid from the city council’s general budget.
What is this nonsense with Dub City Council having to cover any shortfall in revenue. This scheme should be recognized as a national strategic project. The cost savings in health, pollution, carbon emissions, well-being of citizens, congestion, collisions etc etc etc easily outweigh any costs of the project. How many billions go into motorway building and maintenance? A fraction of a percent of that would cover the entire Dublin bike scheme.
Here we go – yet more evidence why Dublin Bike Scheme should be funded by central government, as it will save the country tens of millions in health costs. http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/138376/7/138376.pdf
What about arbour hill and Stoney batter area? The area already deserve at least 2 bike stations since Public transportation in the area (from stoneybatter until phoenix park) is so poor that i believe a lot of residents will be thankful.
Really disappointed that Stoneybatter, Arbour Hill, Oxmantown, Phoenix Park end of NCRd has been ignored again. The scheme is very much biased towards the south side of the Liffey.
Griffith College next please!
Incannot believe the triangle among Rialto, Saint Patricks and Harold cross is still not coveraged. Nor for Rathmines nor Ranelagh
Great scheme for everyone in the city. But huge gaps in the south west of the city nothing from Rialto, to Sourh Circular Road or Blackpits, New Market and South Liberties. The area is a large residential area with good bike lanes
I can’t believe there isn’t new stations next to Griffith College on south Circular Road. Explanation ? :)