Cork City Council is to use the new ‘Bikebox’ units, a type of on-street bicycle locker, for its cargo bikes for businesses scheme, a spokesperson confirmed to IrishCycle.com.
The Bikebox units have been installed on South Mail and St Patrick’s Street with some speculation and confusion from the public and local media today.
Euroforce Engineering, based in Passage West, said they were the manufacturer of the Bikebox but referred to the council for their use.
A spokesperson from Cork City Council said: “These sheds are part of the cargo bikes for businesses scheme which won Innovation Funding from DPER in 2021.”
The council said the Sports and Sustainability section council are finalising some details of the scheme and a press release is due to be issued on Monday.
Cork’s cargo bikes for businesses scheme was announced in May 2021. Similar schemes by councils in Dublin allow companies to trial the use of cargo bikes at a reduced fee.
One of the most high-profile users of the schemes in Dublin, Paddy Byrne from Life Pharmacy D4, told a public meeting of the Dublin Cycling Campaign last night how his electric cargo bike has taken his van off the road, saved 750L of diesel and 2025Kg of CO2 emissions.