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Bolt e-bikes expand to Shankill, Killiney, Cherrywood, Loughlinstown

Following a successful launch in Bray, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are looking to progress an expansion of Bolt’s e-bike sharing scheme to Shankill, Killiney, Cherrywood, Loughlinstown & Dalkey! I’m a big fan of these sharing services. I first got hooked on e-bikes when I got a battery to use with Dublin Bikes. I was amazed by the ease of getting around on them–they flatten hills and take the sweat out of cycling. I bought an e-bike on the Bike to Work scheme soon afterwards, and I’ve saved a fortune using it for the majority of my transport needs.

Here’s a photo of me with one of the Bray bikes on a shopping trip to Lidl. The stats on the Bray scheme are amazing! Since its launch 2,289 unique users have taken 9,236 trips covering over 20 KM. There are now 90 bikes in operation and they live at 24 mandatory parking locations. The geolocator ensures they are always parked appropriately or the user is fined. They don’t have to be tethered to a stand, the front wheel simply locks when a journey has ended and the bike returned to the mandatory parking location.