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Bleeper creates new Suburban Hubs on the Northside
Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy was on hand this week to help launch Bleeper’s latest expansion of its bike sharing service into the Dublin suburbs. New Bleeper ‘Suburban Hubs’ have been created in Artane, Beaumont and Donnycarney.
Bleeper’s expansion into Dublin’s Northside follows on from the successful trial of the first suburban hub in Crumlin Village, which launched in June 2022 and has now been made permanent.
Bleeper has designated specific areas around Beaumont and Artane where its bikes can be parked. These parking zones cover the hearts of the villages, as well as Artane Castle Shopping Centre. Bleeper bikes can be parked at any of the public cycle parking spaces within the new zones.
Bleeper bikes can be hired by anyone who downloads the Bleeper app and creates an account. The app can be used to immediately unlock any Bleeper bike that you see on the street.
The arrival of Bleeper bikes to Beaumont, Artane and Donnycarney was warmly welcomed by Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy.
“We’re very excited to have these Bleeper hubs coming to our local area. People who wouldn’t normally have access to it can now take part in a bike share scheme we see all over Dublin,” said Lord Mayor Conroy.
“It will enable local people to cycle more often, while not having to worry about the expense or maintenance of owning a bike.”
Founder and CEO of Bleeper Hugh Cooney said, “We’re delighted to be providing greater access to bike sharing for people living in suburbs across Dublin. The most common feedback we receive is requests to expand our service to new areas, so it’s nice to be able to bring Bleeper to communities who’ve been waiting for us to arrive.”
Bleeper’s suburban hub strategy is based on the popular urban planning concept of the 15-Minute City, which aims to put people’s everyday needs within a 15-minute walk or cycle of where they live.
“While we can’t have a Bleeper bike outside every home across the entire city, we can aim to give everyone access to a Bleeper bike within a short walk of their home,” explains Cooney.
“These new hubs will put a Bleeper bike within 15 minutes of a whole new group of people on Dublin’s Northside.”
Speaking at the launch of the hub in Crumlin village, Kevin Meade, senior executive at Dublin City Council said: “We’re delighted to see Bleeper expanding its service to these new areas and we’ll continue to work with our stationless bike hire operators to further enhance services for the people of Dublin.”