Dublin City Council has announced that it is waiving permit fees for its two licensed bicycle hire operators to help support healthcare workers.
Stationless bike hire operators BleeperBike and Moby are offering free bike hire to help those working in the medical sector get to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dublin City Council is waiving fees for both operators for as long as the initiative lasts.
Kevin Meade, Environment and Transportation Department at Dublin City Council said “We are delighted to partner in this initiative and support our dedicated healthcare workers. We are waiving permit fees for BleeperBike and Moby while we ride out the current storm until we see the sunshine again.”
Hugh Cooney, CEO and Founder of BleeperBike said “Healthcare workers often work unsocial hours when public transport is not available. “It is our pleasure to partner with Dublin City Council to support those in health care during this tough time.”
This is a global crisis but we all have a duty to play our part and help tackle it whatever way we can in our city.
“We are very happy to be involved in making sure that our healthcare workers can have a free alternative option to get to work if they want,” said Thomas O’Connell, CEO and Founder of Moby.
Healthcare workers have welcomed the initiative by the council and bike hire providers. One worker from Tallaght University Hospital said the use of the Moby Bike was saving him three buses a day while another helathcare worker at the James Connolly Memorial Hospital said she uses the BleeperBike hub on Main street in Blanchardstown to get to work and is delighted with the scheme.