Public Consultation on the Control of Stationless On-Street Bike Hire bye-laws 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018
dlr County
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We propose to introduce bye-laws for the regulation of the operation of stationless bikes in the County and seeks your view on the draft  bye laws. These bye laws are being introduced under Section 199 of the Local Government Act 2001.

Stationless bike-sharing schemes work by getting users to download an application on their Smart phone. This allows users to become members of the service, to locate the bikes and to unlock nearby bikes by scanning the QR code on each bike using their smart phone. Once you arrive at your destination, you can park at any cycle parking stand near your destination and lock it manually. This scheme removes the need to develop and construct expensive and often inconvenient docking stations associated with traditional bike share schemes.

A pilot stationless bike-sharing scheme commenced in the County at the end of 2017 in conjunction with an Irish Company Bleeperbike and since its introduction, the numbers of weekly cycling trips have been growing.

Following the presentation of the byelaws to the Council, An Cathaoirleach Cllr Ossian Smyth stated, ‘I welcome this public consultation process for the regulation of stationless bikes. Bike sharing is common in many cities across the world and will be a great addition to the transport mix in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and over time will add to the ever increasing number of cyclists using the roads in the County. 

The Draft Bye Laws are available for inspection at the following locations during normal working hours from Thursday 14th June until Thursday 26th July 2018 at County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire or Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Alternatively you can email cycling @dlrcoco.ie

Submissions can also be made in writing to the Senior Engineer, Traffic & Road Safety Section, Municipal Services, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

All submissions should be clearly marked ‘’Draft Control of Stationless On-Street Bike Hire bye-laws 2018". Submissions can also be made on-line here.

All press queries / commsoffice@dlrcoco.ie / (01) 204 7090

General queries  / cycling@dlrcoco.ie  /  (01) 204 7945