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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Bikes

Last month
October 2023
Teenager who stole 24 bikes from Dublin apartment blocks receives three year sentence
The final 16 months of the sentence are suspended.
This year
Report recommends Dublin adds 300 new 'bike bunkers' by 2026
There are currently 12 bike bunkers – secure hangars which can accommodate around six bicycles each – located around Dublin city.
How The Good Bike Project turned one act of kindness into 2,000
The project aims to support integration of Ukrainian refugees.
All time
Almost 7,000 bicycles have been stolen across Ireland in the last 16 months
People who have their bike stolen are asked to report the theft to gardaí as soon as possible.
800 Dublinbikes to become hybrids by 30 March
The electric option will be available to annual subscribers for an additional €60 per annum.
Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes
Dublin is one of 24 cities where Google has rolled out the new feature.
Uber's Jump still has Dublin in its sights for its electric bike sharing service
The company was unsuccessful in talks with officials last year but has plans for an Irish launch eventually.
Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade
Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.
Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one
Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.
Stationless bike hire scheme launched in Dublin with 200 bikes hitting the streets right away
Irish firms Urbo and BleeperBike will operate the scheme.
DublinBikes is getting four new stations around the city today
The stations are located in Smithfield and in the vicinity of the Grangegorman campus.
DublinBikes is getting fifteen new stations around the city
Most of the new stations are located in Dublin’s north inner city.
'Every death is one too many': Vigil held in memory of 14 cyclists who've died on Irish roads this year
“Historically, I don’t think the government has taken cycling seriously as a mode of transport.”
Dublinbikes has announced a brand new sponsor
The Just Eat branding will be on Dublinbikes from the end of August.
'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city
The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.
Council says new 'stationless bike' company does not have permission to operate in Dublin
The Council said it understands that the stationless bike sharing app BleeperBike intends to launch its service this weekend.
China is clamping down on bike rentals due to on-street 'chaos'
More than three million rental bikes have been placed on Chinese streets.
'It's threatening the future of the scheme': One third of Belfast Bikes stolen or vandalised
Bike scheme users are being advised to double check that bikes are ‘locked in’ at docking stations.
Climb to the top: The team built to produce Ireland's next generation of cycling stars
With four Irish riders on their roster, An Post-Chain Reaction are targeting a big 2017.
A row over billboards in south Dublin could mean higher prices for Dublin Bikes users
Councilors are denying the row is about ‘nimbyism’.
Over 2.3m journeys made on public bike schemes so far this year
That’s almost 13,000 journeys a day, across five locations.
Pay meter for bike rental scheme blocking monument to 1916 leader
And one Cork city councillor wants it moved.
Check out the 'parking protected' cycle lanes that could become a reality in Dublin
The proposal would connect cycle lanes in the capital.
'The last lap was great craic': Laverty's rise continues with brilliant fourth-place finish
The Antrim man began the final lap deep in the podium-chasing pack, but took advantage of a chaotic finale.
The innovative Irish design that stops your home looking like a bike shop
The Stowaway went live on Kickstarter this week – and we take a look.
Can you just put an engine on your bike?
Bicycle engine kits are available but are they legal?
6 ways to decrease the chances of your bike being stolen
Some 4,950 bikes were stolen in Dublin alone last year – don’t let yours become the next.
At least 13 bikes are stolen every day in Dublin
Bicycle owners have been advised to use better locks.
Irish Rail is cracking down on bikes aboard peak-time trains
From now on, you won’t be allowed bring a bike on board at rush hour unless you book one of the (very) limited bike spaces.
If you're driving around Dublin today, watch out for cyclists - thousands of cyclists
They’re cycling a long way.
Gardaí and Revenue in crackdown on Dublin rickshaws
A joint operation between Gardaí and Revenue officials yesterday evening was inspecting the vehicles.
Nearly 7,000 bikes were stolen in Ireland last year
It’s around 18 a day.
Bike theft is on the rise and here's what gardaí are doing about it
Nearly 6,000 bikes are stolen every year with 75% of those thefts reported in Dublin.
Cyclists and truck drivers are being told to look out for each other to stop road deaths
54 vulnerable road users have been killed by trucks since 2007.
Cycling officials keep checking riders' bikes because they suspect there may be motors in them
And the riders are calling it ‘the stupidest thing’ ever.
Dublin is not as cycle-friendly as it used to be
The index said Dublin seems to have “slipped into apathy” in the last two years. Ouch.
City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes
Owen Keegan said he wasn’t sure if the scheme would be a success.
What are 'bait bikes' and would they help catch thieves?
Like Freddie Mercury, we all just want to ride our bicycles.
Cyclists don't trust drivers, drivers don't trust cyclists
Each side accuses the other of not paying attention and being a “menace”.
Eamon Ryan's beloved bike has been stolen
The Green Party leader’s bike was taken from outside the party’s offices yesterday.