Public Bikes Schemes in Regional Cities
The successful Public Bikes format is to be rolled out to Galway, Cork and Limerick cities in July 2014. The schemes will be known as ‘Coke Zero Bikes’ and will be the first of their kind in these cities, they will operate along the lines of the successful Dublin Bikes scheme allowing potential cyclists to use bikes for either free or at a low cost and take/leave them at various docking stations throughout the cities.
A competitive tender to seek a partner for the scheme was initiated by the National Transport Authority in November 2012, following this four companies entered the bidding process with Coca-Cola Ireland being the successful partner.
The press release announcing the public bikes schemes for Galway, Cork and Limerick with Coke Zero as sponsor is available here.
The Invitation for expressions of interest for the provision of sponsorship to public bike schemes in the regional cities document is available here.
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