NOW dublinbikes celebrate World Car Free Day with free 1 day ticket

Padraig Conlon 20 Sep 2022
Pictured at a photocall on James’s Street to announce NOW Dublinbikes 1 day free ticket to celebrate World Car Free Day, which takes place on 22nd September are Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services, Dublin City Council. ,Joanne Grant, Managing Director JCDecaux Ireland, Deirdre Kelly, Walking & Cycling Officer, Dublin City Council, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy and Mick Forry, Director of NOW. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Dublin City Council, NOW and JCDecaux have announced that NOW dublinbikes 1 day tickets will be FREE to customers this Thursday, 22nd September, to celebrate World Car Free Day.

To avail of the free 1 day ticket offer new customers can sign up to the scheme via the NOW dublinbikes app, choose the one day ticket option and enter the code NOWDBS to avail of 24 hours unlimited free journeys under 30 minutes.

The 1 day ticket usually costs €3.50 and allows customers to make unlimited journeys up to 30 minutes, over a 24 hour period.

After 30 minutes, rental charges apply.

Existing customers can also take advantage of this offer.

The NOW dublinbikes 1 day ticket is a new option that was launched last May and has become a very popular choice since then, with over 40,000 journeys made already.

It is hoped that making the 1 day ticket option free on World Car Free Day will encourage more people to sign up and give cycling a go in the city on September 22nd and beyond.

The 1 day ticket option is one of a number of initiatives introduced by NOW dublinbikes over the past couple of years.

A new NOW dublinbikes app was launched in March 2020, which allows users to take out a bike via their phone for the first time. 79% of all of the scheme’s journeys are now made via the app.

In addition a hybrid electric version, e-dublinbikes, is available to annual subscribers for an additional annual fee of €60 per annum. e-dublinbikes is an ideal option for commuters looking for a quick and environmentally friendly way of getting around the city.

These initiatives have made the scheme more user friendly and have opened it up to a wider audience.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy said “The Now dublinbikes 1 day free ticket allows Dubliners the opportunity to explore Dublin city by bike on World Car Free Day. Cycling and walking are great ways to get around the city, while keeping fit and reducing pollution.

“I would encourage people to avail of this great promotion and get out on their bikes, as active travel benefits both the individual and the city as a whole.”

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