TIER launches e-bike scheme in Fingal county, Ireland

Posted: 27 June 2022 | | No comments yet

As part of the initial roll-out, TIER will provide 100 of its e-bikes in Blanchardstown, Swords, Malahide, Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Howth.

TIER launches e-bikes in Fingal

Credit: Fingal County Council

TIER Mobility has announced that it has launched its shared e-bike scheme in Fingal county, Ireland, in partnership with Fingal County Council’s Department of Environment, Climate Action and Active Travel.

The project involves the initial roll-out of 100 TIER e-bikes in Blanchardstown, Swords, Malahide, Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Howth.

Residents and visitors to Fingal are being encouraged to try out the e-bikes to explore the county, as they offer battery power to help riders along their journey. With up to 80km battery life, TIER’s e-bikes are ideal for longer trips, as the battery power kicks in after a moment or two of pedalling.

According to Fingal County Council, the e-bikes are suitable for anyone over the age of 16 and a credit or debit card is required to sign up for the service. E-bikes can be picked up and parked at designated bike racks and journeys must start and end within the Fingal area, all of which are shown in the TIER app.

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David Storey, Director of Environment, Climate Action and Action Travel at Fingal County Council, said: “Not everyone owns a bike and not everyone needs to. With these e-bikes and with our Bleeper bike-sharing scheme, making the choice to cycle is as simple as spotting a bike and unlocking it with your phone. Active travel is all about making the key choice to walk or wheel for those shorter journeys that we take around town, to the shops or to training. Why sit in traffic or deal with rising fuel prices when you can get where you’re going cheaper, cleaner and often quicker on a bike or e-bike? The TIER e-bikes are on the streets now and we’re encouraging everyone to give them a go and feel the difference that choosing active travel can make.”

Mayor of Fingal Councillor Howard Mahony said: “It is great to see the addition of these new e-bikes in the Blanchardstown area and across the county. If you’re new to cycling or it has been a long time since you were on a bike, perhaps now is the time to see if active travel might work for you. E-bikes take the pressure off the cyclist with battery power doing lots of the work for you, and they offer another great option for those who wish to cycle.”

Peadar Golden, Ireland Country Manager at TIER, said: “Sustainability is a key driver of TIER’s mission to change mobility for good. As the first fully carbon-neutral provider of micro-mobility, we aim to drive the transition towards low-carbon transport. Building on our e-scooter trial at Dublin City University and our experience of operating in over 530 towns and cities around the world, we’re thrilled to have been selected to introduce our service across Fingal and look forward to supporting the people of Fingal as they explore the county by TIER e-bike.”