In the latest initiative, as part of the ongoing N4 Cycle scheme South Dublin County Council in conjunction with BikeLocker.ie have installed a number of bike lockers in Lucan.
This ‘Bike2Bus’ initiative seeks to encourage the public to use their bikes as part of their daily commute to the city centre.
Located at the Lucan Road / Ballyowen Road Junction (R136/R835), the bike lockers provide citizens with the facility to securely store and park their bicycle while they continue their journey to the city. Each locker is designed as a self-contained unit with additional space for users to store their cycling gear and helmet. Individual lockers are for rent at just €1.83 per week and €95 per annum plus a refundable deposit of €25.
This initiative provides not only a sustainable alternative for citizens travelling to the city but also a fast one. The bike lockers in Lucan are purposely located close to a Dublin Bus network serviced by a number of express services each with a very high frequency. This will allow for users in the greater Lucan area to avoid delays by cycling through the traffic, storing their bikes in their lockers and taking the express Dublin Bus to the city.
In addition to the improvements to cycle facilities and networks, South Dublin County Council recognises that safe, secure and easily accessible bicycle parking is an essential need for cyclists in South Dublin County. Secure bicycle parking is an important element to offer the cyclist peace of mind and encourage more frequent biking and bike commuting. These improvements and innovations help drive forward the movement towards healthy and sustainable communities.
Individuals interested in renting a bike locker at the Lucan location are requested to send their contact information (name, address and telephone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, for information on how to rent a bike locker please call 087 644 23 22.