Belfast city bike hire scheme within three years

Northern Ireland's capital joins the public bicycle hire revolution
Author:
Publish date:
2-boris-bikes.png

£700,000 has been awarded to Belfast City Council for the creation of a public bicycle hire scheme, according to this Belfast Telegraph article.

This week Transport Minister Danny Kennedy announced the council will spend on 300 bikes and 30 docking stations as part of the 'Active Travel Demonstration Project' - which sounds uncannily similar to the cycling demonstration town project seen in the days of Cycling England.

The introduction of the bike hire scheme to Belfast is the latest in the growing trend. Dublinbikes has been running for three years (BikeBiz spoke to the man behind the scheme - Dublin Lord Mayor Andrew Montague - here). London's own Barclays Cycle Hire recently celebrated its second anniversary while other scheme including Newcastle's Scratchbikes and Brompton's railway station bike booths have launched.

There's further comment on the trend here.

Register for the BikeBiz News Digest at the registration page.

Follow BikeBiz on Twitter at @BikeBizOnline or 'Like' the BikeBiz Facebook page here.

Featured Jobs

Iride

Customer Services Support

i-ride.co.uk I Burgess Hill, Sussex I Competitive Salary Plus Commission I Date Published Tuesday 20th November 2018

BE2016_googlelogo

Senior Sales Executive

BikeExchange I UK Nationwide I Salary TBC Depending on level of experience I Date published Tuesday 11th December 2018