Micromobility firm TIER has signed a deal with Fingal County Council to deploy its first full-scale e-bike scheme in Ireland.
An initial 100 e-bikes will join the streets of Blanchardstown, Swords, Malahide, Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Howth, with plans to further expand.
TIER’s new Ireland Country Manager Peadar Golden told Zag Daily: “Following a rigorous and competitive tender process, the people of Fingal can look forward to 400 of our state-of-the-art e-bikes being rolled out across the county over the coming months.
“Ireland is an important market for us, and deploying in one of Dublin’s county councils is a great next step in our commitment to bringing sustainable micromobility to Ireland.”
The e-bikes are suitable for anyone over the age of 16 with just a credit or debit card required to sign up to the service.
“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?” said David Storey, Director of Environment, Climate Action and Active Travel at Fingal County Council. “TIER’s 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.”
On top of the investment in Fingal, TIER will continue to run its long-term R&D e-bike trial with Dublin City University, which gives DCU’s staff and students a quick way to travel between campuses.
The city of Dublin is experiencing a boom in micromobility, with four shared bike systems already in operation.
Zag’s latest data shows the public bike scheme, NOW dublinbikes, has around 1,400 bikes; Bleeper has around 480 bikes, MOBY has 70 e-bikes and Zipp has 20 e-bikes.
Voi has also launched an innovative partnership this month with Dublin Bus to provide e-bikes for its employees.