— Price increase from 15c/min to 18c/min.
Users of Bolt’s on-street bicycle share in Sligo town — with a population of not much over 19,000 people — have clocked up 91,087km cycling since the system launched in June 2022.
The price increase means Bolt is now more expensive than Lime Bikes which operate in Castlebar town in Co Mayo, the company has so-far stuck with its 15 cent per minute launch price.
The update from the company was presented to local councillors and was posted on the Facebook page of Cllr Marie Casserly yesterday. The company said its users in Sligo cycle an average 2.13km with a rental time of around 11mins.
The company also told councillors in a briefing that it intends to increase its fleet in the town from 65 to 80 bicycles by May of this year.
It also plans to install charging docking stations in the first quarter of the year at locations include Lord Edward Street, John F Kennedy Parade and Ballinode. Bolt said that the most popular start and finish locations are IT Sligo, JFK Parade, Lord Edward Street, Cleveragh and Upper Pearse Road.