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NextBike by TIER Launches Multimodel Bike Sharing Scheme in Navan Town

nextbike by TIER in partnership with Meath County Council has announced the launch of a multimodal bike service in Navan. The service will be its first to feature push bikes, e-bikes from TIER and e-cargo bikes all through a single customer app and is TIER’s third location launch in Ireland, following the launch of its Limerick offering earlier this year in March and the TIER-branded service in Fingal.

Users can use the nextbike by TIER app to choose between the 25 push-bikes and the 25 e-bikes to get to work, see friends or just go for a bike ride. If they are heading to the shops or need to carry a larger load they can pick an e-cargo bike which will be joining the system shortly. Users must park the bikes at bike racks around the town centre. When travelling further away from the centre they can park the bikes to the side of the pavement, not obstructing any pathways, doors or stairways, in so called ‘flex zones’.

All three types of bikes being offered through the service meet or exceed the latest safety standards, can be located via GPS and are fully integrated into the nextbike by TIER app – a one-of-its-kind solution that has so far only been implemented in Limerick.

E-bikes cost €1.50 / 30min. Push-bikes cost €1 / 30min. E-cargo-bikes cost €1.50 / 30min. Details of mandatory parking racks, parking bays and flex zones can be found in the nextbike by TIER app. All journeys need to be started and finished within the flex zone at one of the parking bays or selected bike stands.

Welcoming the scheme, Mayor of Navan Cllr Edward Fennessy said, “this is a good news story which will be a marvellous incentive in attracting extra tourists into the county, and it will also be of great assistance to residents as they move around the town doing their daily activities. The main purpose of the project is to encourage people to get out of their cars and start cycling. A review of the scheme will take place in 12 months’ time so I urge everyone to use these bikes as often as they can.”

Peadar Golden, Ireland Country Manager, TIER said, “we are proud to follow in the footsteps of our Limerick offering with this system. It is our goal to make the transport transition as attractive as possible. This multimodal offering meets a wide range of needs and therefore makes it particularly easy for users to choose a sustainable and flexible mode of transport.”

Source: Meath County Council

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