Dublin Council have committed to prioritising the increase of cycling in the City, we are delighted to be part of a trial known as the ‘Beta Project’ with our Bikehangar. The project looks at whether better support can be provided for people when storing their bicycles outside their homes.
Through their research, Dublin Council have realised that people are finding ways of storing their bicycle but very often in very impractical ways. These are likely to be discouraging cycling and may be seen by residents as a signal that Dublin City doesn’t regard cycling as a high-priority form of transport.
Back in August, the Council set a very successful social media campaign to allowing residents of Dublin to nominate a household in the City to trial our Bikehangar for a few months. The location had been chosen with a view to installing ready for the trial to begin in January 2015.
The initial trial will be 1 bikehangar, 1 household, 3 months.
We are very excited to see the outcome and will be analysing the feedback of the trial. We’ll be monitoring #BikeHangarBeta to help us follow what people think of the idea, as well as feedback and suggestions!
Find out more about the scheme here: http://dubcitybeta.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/bike-hangar/