Bike hub project expanded to encourage cycling for all
Lord Mayor Caroline Conway at the launch in Crumlin

Bike hub project expanded to encourage cycling for all

A NEW bike hub project opened this week in Crumlin, to encourage accessible cycling for people of all ages and abilities.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, launched The Bike Hub Crumlin Pilot Project at Eamonn Ceannt Park.

Following the success of The Bike Hub project in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin City Council expanded the project to Crumlin – a bike hub social enterprise.

The project will provide access to free-to-use accessible bikes for people with disabilities or mobility issues, an ‘Upcyclers’ project repairing old and unused bikes for donation to members of the community, as well as mechanic and safe cycling courses for young people.

Lord Mayor Conroy said the new project will provide “important services that make cycling more accessible” at a “fantastic public amenity.”

Stephen McManus, The Bike Hub Founder said: “We are really excited to expand The Bike Hub project to Crumlin and bring the joy of cycling to more people. At our core, The Bike Hub is about community, bringing people together to foster a culture of cycling that is inclusive and accessible. We have an open-door policy, for anyone who wants to get involved or learn more, drop in or visit our website.”

Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services at Dublin City Council said they are delighted to support a new pilot project, which will “play an important role in encouraging and supporting communities traditionally excluded from cycling through the provision of accessible bikes, training and outreach programmes.”

Trishaw rides – accessible bike rides for people with mobility issues piloted by volunteers – are now available to book free at The Bike Hub Crumlin.

Other community cycling projects will come on stream over the coming weeks.

This pilot is funded by the National Transport Authority.

For more information or to avail of The Bike Hub Crumlin services visit: HERE.

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