New e-bikes boost for park rangers in Tymon and Corkagh Park
The MAYOR of South Dublin County, Councillor Peter Kavanagh officially welcomed the introduction of two new e-bikes to be used by park rangers in Tymon and Corkagh Park.
The e-bikes will be used both for park rangers’ journeys within the parks and between parks, such as along South Dublin Greenways and is part of the council’s Climate Action Plan 2019-2024, which hopes to achieve a 51% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Funded by the council’s Climate Innovation Fund, the e-bikes will help to transition the transport requirements of the park rangers away from traditional methods such as greenhouse gas emitting diesel- or petrol-powered vans, while assisting them in efficiently covering the extensive acreage of South Dublin parks.
Additionally, the e-bikes will provide the rangers with greater access and visibility of their parks as they can travel where vans cannot, while minimising disruption to park users that the larger vehicles can cause.