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Coke Zero Bike Scheme

  • 24-11-2013 4:17pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    So now that the scheme has been officially launched, it seems to have quietened down an awful lot.

    http://www.coca-cola.ie/community/coke-zero-bikes.html

    Where does it go from here?

    Does anyone have a list of definite docking stations for Limerick, Galway and Cork?


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    So now that the scheme has been officially launched, it seems to have quietened down an awful lot.

    http://www.coca-cola.ie/community/coke-zero-bikes.html

    Where does it go from here?

    Does anyone have a list of definite docking stations for Limerick, Galway and Cork?

    Each council went to public consultation on the locations, see: http://irishcycle.com/2013/08/19/cork-galway-limerick-bike-schemes-move-forward/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    I wonder what the result of those consultation meetings were.
    I know I was critical of a few of the Limerick locations (or lack of).

    It would be nice to see a map of the newly confirmed station locations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    According to the NTA, the contracts for the suppliers/installers should be sorted by March. Hopefully this will mean that construction can start pretty much straight away.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,300 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    According to the NTA, the contracts for the suppliers/installers should be sorted by March. Hopefully this will mean that construction can start pretty much straight away.

    Tenders were issued in the last month for engineers for construction works. I know one guy that tendered for it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    Dublin Bikes was launched in September 2009 with works starting in April 2009.

    Coke Zero Bikes are supposed to launch in July which would indicate that they are already behind schedule.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,799 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Dublin Bikes was launched in September 2009 with works starting in April 2009.

    Coke Zero Bikes are supposed to launch in July which would indicate that they are already behind schedule.

    To be fair, it's probably a much smaller scheme then the Dublin Bikes one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    flazio wrote: »
    To be fair, it's probably a much smaller scheme then the Dublin Bikes one.

    Dublin started with 40 stations. Cork will have 31.
    There's going to be 23 stations in Limerick and 19 in Galway.

    Together, that's over 30 more than Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    Looks like work has started on the bike scheme in Limerick.
    Not sure why pink was chosen for the ground.

    357rlgm.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,889 ✭✭✭✭ murphaph


    Could they not have just removed the double yellow lines before doing that? Jesus it's sloppy if that's how it'll remain.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 917 ✭✭✭ Vanquished


    This is just how things are done in Ireland. Sloppiness and the infuriating "ah sure t'will be grand!" approach are a given!

    Another point. Was there even any consultation done in relation to this installation?! O'Connell Street is due a makeover and a reorganisation of traffic lanes and provision of wider footpaths is proposed for that location. Which means that the docking station will have to be ripped out again pretty soon! :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Update from Galway.

    News story in todays Connacht Tribune re the Galway BikeScheme
    http://connachttribune.ie/galway-cit...cheme-delayed/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,169 ✭✭✭ 1huge1


    Any update on this in Limerick?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    Still no sign of anything in any of the cities. The September launch days looking doubtful again!


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    Still no sign of anything in any of the cities. The September launch days looking doubtful again!

    The September date, if I recall correctly, was an "at the earliest", with "Autumn" been said as the main new target.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,812 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha


    Anyone know how the Cork/Galway/Limerick schemes are funded ? Like are Coke picking up the entire tab or was there some involvement by JCDeaux for advertising space like in Dublin ?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    Muahahaha wrote: »
    Anyone know how the Cork/Galway/Limerick schemes are funded ? Like are Coke picking up the entire tab or was there some involvement by JCDeaux for advertising space like in Dublin ?

    It's a mix of Coke, public funding and potential subscription costs.

    No advertising besides the sponsorship deal. A new consortium of companies, which experience with bike share systems, bike rental, etc, will run the systems on behalf of the NTA and local councils.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    Looks as though the electrical works have finally started in a few locations around Limerick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Any further works in Cork or Limerick? Nothing to report from Galway regarding Coke Zero Bike Stations been built

    http://www.dttas.ie/press-releases/2013/minister-kelly-launches-%E2%80%98coke-zero-bikes%E2%80%99-bike-share-scheme-cork-limerick-galway
    "
    The roll out of the schemes is being made possible following an agreement by Coca-Cola Ireland to partner with the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, the NTA and the Cities of Cork, Galway and Limerick on this important initiative which will be operational in July 2014.
    "


  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ PauloConn


    Its good to see this being rolled out in the bigger cities in ireland, i'm surprised it took this long given how successful it was in dublin.

    Are they going to let peole use their cards everywhere in the country or will it be seperate ones for each jurisdiction?


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 20,995 Mod ✭✭✭✭ bk


    PauloConn wrote: »
    Are they going to let peole use their cards everywhere in the country or will it be seperate ones for each jurisdiction?

    I sure as hell hope it will be the same cards.

    Plus the cards should be integrated into Leap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,372 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    bk wrote: »
    I sure as hell hope it will be the same cards.

    Plus the cards should be integrated into Leap.

    the number of people regularly using bike schemes in multiple cities would be pretty small.

    By all means use a single card but I wouldn't want to see my Dublin subscription price increase because I can hypothetically use bikes in cities I virtually never visit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ PauloConn


    loyatemu wrote: »
    the number of people regularly using bike schemes in multiple cities would be pretty small.

    By all means use a single card but I wouldn't want to see my Dublin subscription price increase because I can hypothetically use bikes in cities I virtually never visit.

    Yeah, they'd lose a potential "tourist" stream if they let the cards work all over the country as opposed to having to get a card in Cork, Galway, Dublin when on hols
    Will be an interesting choice.
    Not sure about integrating with Leap. Good idea from an overall transport point of view but will DB want to give up its identity to Leap


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    None of the numerous bus firms using leap have lost their identity, it's just a payment method after all


  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ PauloConn


    MYOB wrote: »
    None of the numerous bus firms using leap have lost their identity, it's just a payment method after all


    Yeah but they hadn't any branded cards and worked on cash whereas dublinbikes does.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 6,091 Mod ✭✭✭✭ liamog


    PauloConn wrote: »
    Yeah but they hadn't any branded cards and worked on cash whereas dublinbikes does.

    Irish Rail and Dublin Bus both had their own branded tickets


  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ PauloConn


    They still do, but you now have the option of getting a leap version as well or paying cash.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    PauloConn wrote: »
    They still do, but you now have the option of getting a leap version as well or paying cash.

    They had their own smartcards; both gone.

    However, there's no reason you'd need to replace the existing DB card either.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 687 Five Lamps


    Could they put the bikes scheme cards onto the Leap cards as an option?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ Poxyshamrock


    A delay in the electrical works means the bikes won't be launched until November.

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/electrical-work-delay-for-public-bike-scheme-roll-out-285643.html


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