Mayor opens first of eight new bike stations for city
EIGHT new bike stations will be available to use in the city within weeks.
Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn opened the first of the latest batch of bike stations at North Wall Quay this morning. There are 40 bike stands at the latest station.
Also opening today is a new station at Deverell Place, off Gardiner Street, as well as an extension to the Talbot Street station.
"These are the first of 58 new dublinbikes stations which will open between now and July 2014," said Mr Quinn. He also announced that an extra 50 bikes would be available from today and that eight more stations will open by mid December.
The new stations opening before the end of the year will be located at: Clonmel Street, York Street West, York Street East, Great Strand Street, North Wall Quay at Excise Walk, Fenian Street, Grattan Street and Mount Street Lower.
Today's opening was the first part of a €35m expansion which will see the existing dublinbikes network increase to 102 stations and 1,500 bikes by July 2014.
The expansion will see 58 new stations and 950 new bikes added to the current 550 bikes and 44 stations.
The enhancement will result in the scheme expanding west from the city centre towards Heuston Station and east further into the Dublin Docklands.
More larger stations will improve capacity during periods of peak demand.
Extra bikes will be introduced in batches as new stations open.