Bleeper — one of three on-street bicycle share systems in Dublin — are offering free trips to COVID-19 vaccine appointments this year. Two free day passes are to be offered to users, aimed to be used on the days people are getting their vaccines.
The company said, that with more than a third of Dublin city households not having direct access to a car, its “Immunity Mobility” programme is aimed at helping people get to vaccination appointments without needing to use a car or public transport.
“We’re proud to be providing this free service to anyone who needs it in the coming months,” said Hugh Cooney, CEO and Founder of Bleeper.
He added: “Our Immunity Mobility initiative will give people a safe, socially distanced option for travelling to and from their vaccine appointments. Vaccines are an important step on the road to recovery from COVID-19 and we want to make sure that nobody gets left behind on that journey.”
Bleeper said that it will be emailing its 75,000 users about the offer, but that anyone can use the free day passes by downloading the Bleeper app and using the voucher code VACCINE for your first appointment day and VACCINE2 on the second day.
The company said it operates a fleet of 800 shared bikes spread across areas of Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, which it said covers 100 square kilometres. It had been known as BleeperBike but has rebranded to Bleeper.