dublinbikes New Pricing Structure(18/11/2013)
In April 2013 JCDecaux Ireland signed a contract with Dublin City Council to carry out an expansion of the hugely successful dublinbikes scheme. There are currently 550 bikes with 44 bike stations located in the city centre. This will rise to 1,500 bikes and 102 stations extended East to the Docklands and West to Heuston Station, among other locations.
From 30th November 2013 a long term hire card (annual subscription) will cost €20 and a 3 Day Ticket will cost €5. There will be no change to usage tariffs, the first 30 minutes of every journey is free.
Work has already begun at a number of locations in the city centre and it is expected that the extra stations and bikes will greatly enhance the entire dublinbikes network, almost doubling the area covered by the scheme. Since launch in 2009 dublinbikes has exceeded all expectations in terms of uptake and use and it is generally acknowledged to be one of the most successful bike sharing schemes in the world. To date, almost 6 million journeys have been made on dublinbikes and there are over 35,000 active long-term subscribers. 95% of journeys take less than 30 minutes and are therefore free to subscribers.
A full list of the additional 58 planned station locations can be seen on this map*.
Please keep an eye on www.dublinbikes.ie for further updates on the expansion.
(*Map correct at time of publication, exact station locations may be subject to change).