Bike Schemes - Dublin City Council
The Just Eat dublinbikes scheme is one of the most successful bike rental schemes in the world, with more than 66,000 subscribers and 25 million journeys since its launch in 2009. On its busiest day to date, (September 16th 2016) 18,041 journeys were made in one day. The scheme currently has 1,600 bikes available at 115 stations around the City. The scheme has been a huge success since its launch and this is partly down to the careful selection of the station locations, the high level of maintenance of the bikes, as well as the low annual fee.
In addition to the Just Eat dublinbikes, DCC launched a new stationless bike scheme in 2018 that made over 200 more rental bikes available in the City, with more planned for the near future. The scheme, which is operated by two Irish companies, Urbo and BleeperBike, differs to the dublinbikes scheme in that the bikes do not need to be picked up or dropped off at specific locations but must be returned to metal Sheffield stands located around the City. A user can locate a bike via an app, which unlocks the bike and completes the journey when returned to one of the stands.
The Council plans to eventually expand these services to outer suburban areas in the City, with BleeperBike also operating in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.