International bike share firm Bolt starts operating in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Electric bicycle share operator Bolt is launching in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council today.

It joins a number of other bicycle share services on offer in the area.'s reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...

The company said that it will connect coastal towns such as Dalkey, Killiney, Shankill with Cherrywood and Bray in Co Wicklow where it already operates.

Bolt said that “it has an affordable €0.18 per minute charge and no unlock fee” it added: “Market research often says that the price point of a transport mode determines its utilisation.”

The company said that the roll-out of the bikes in these areas is “a pilot programme and is subject to amendment, pending feedback from all corners of the community.” It said that ‘feedback of all kinds is welcome and can be shared in-app or by emailing”.

The service will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an “in-app cognitive reaction test 11pm-5am” — the company said that ‘This means prospective riders have to prove they are in a fit state to ride a bicycle through their reaction time.”

John Buckley, Bolt operations manager for rentals in Ireland , said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that our electric bikes will be available to residents and visitors to the southern parts of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.”


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