"On yer bike" for Dublin Bus employees
Dublin Bus, the Irish Republic’s largest public transport provider, has joined with Voi Technology to launch an innovative new pilot project.
Dublin Bus employees can now access a special fleet of Voi e-bikes to enable them to travel between the eight depots which house the 1,000 bus fleet.
The new initiative is a pilot project that will run for 12 months. It will give Voi and Dublin Bus real-time insights into micro-mobility in the capital. Part of a wider range of projects that Dublin Bus is pioneering to support sustainable transport, the e-bike usage data will provide insights to help Dublin Bus support customers in choosing how to journey on their first or last mile.
The pilot includes 20 Voi e-bikes, all co-branded in the unique Dublin Bus and the distinct Voi colour schemes. The bikes come equipped with all safety mechanisms and will be charged up and maintained at Dublin Bus depots across the city.
Speaking about the initiative, Ray Coyne, Chief Executive of Dublin Bus said: “New technology is changing the way everything is done and transport services are no different. We’ve always prided ourselves on how we help Dublin thrive and this new technology is part of that and is also enabling new ways of doing things in Dublin Bus. We’ve been examining the area of mobility within the transport sector over the last 18 months and exploring markets in the UK and major European cities.