Bleeper bikes have launched a new rental bikes service for the Swords area.
The new service will have three hubs at Millers Square, Brackenstown Road and Rivervalley.
The press release from the company states:
Bleeper’s latest expansion of our bike sharing service takes in the western parts of Swords. New Bleeper ‘Suburban Hubs’ have been created in Miller’s Square, Brackenstown Road and Hilltown.
Bleeper’s expansion in Swords follows on from the successful rollout of the Suburban Hub concept in Crumlin Village, Beaumont and Artane.
Bleeper has worked with Fingal County Council’s Active Travel team to identify new areas in Swords where where Bleeper bikes can be parked. These parking zones include schools, shops, public parks and residential areas. 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.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“It’s a real positive for the area that we have more active travel transport options and this is likely to be at a better price point for many users. The more people in Swords using bikes for short journeys the more traffic we can get of the roads and less congestion.
“Traffic jams in Swords can happen at any time and its clear we have many people locked into car use. We can’t build more roads in the town so the only solution is to provide options other than the private motor car. This expansion from Bleeper will give people more options.”