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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2020, 05:11:16 pm »
The vans get filled only at certain depots AFAIK.Mate of mine was in Finglas and he'd spend a lot of time in the south inner city.Even as far as Ballsbridge and Kilmainham.

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2020, 05:55:50 pm »

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2020, 06:20:19 pm »
Electric bikes are what's licensed so far. I'd imagine scooters will follow, they work well in other cities but are wholly unsuitable for suburban travel.

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2020, 06:23:33 pm »
Electric bikes are what's licensed so far. I'd imagine scooters will follow, they work well in other cities but are wholly unsuitable for suburban travel.
A few fatalities will bring the popularity down.

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2020, 06:29:18 pm »
Didn't work for taxis... folk killing each other at DAP last Monday evening to get into a cab regardless of the relatively high probability of being raped and/or murdered or worse.

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2020, 06:36:15 pm »
Didn't work for taxis... folk killing each other at DAP last Monday evening to get into a cab regardless of the relatively high probability of being raped and/or murdered or worse.
That's Uner:
Discounts if you're willing to be raped or murdered to save a few pence.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20997939/uber-safety-report-2018-sexual-assault-ride-hailing-platform-stats

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2020, 06:45:16 pm »
Proportionately licensed taxis in Ireland are a lot more dangerous than Uber Rideshare in the US. Probably makes a good case for introducing P2P rideshare here, to be honest.

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2020, 06:50:57 pm »
Electric bikes should be licensed or band as well

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2020, 07:34:28 pm »
Proportionately licensed taxis in Ireland are a lot more dangerous than Uber Rideshare in the US. Probably makes a good case for introducing P2P rideshare here, to be honest.
The Brazilians don't mess around:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7814977/Four-ride-share-drivers-tortured-death-Brazil-gang-leaders-mother-ride-cancelled.html

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2020, 05:09:57 pm »
I guess they will be licensed, MMW. From the OP:

Dublin City Council has said that two Irish companies, BleeperBike and Moby, will be licensed to hire out “pedelecs” (electrically assisted pedal cycles) throughout the capital.

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2020, 05:15:43 pm »
I guess they will be licensed, MMW. From the OP:

Dublin City Council has said that two Irish companies, BleeperBike and Moby, will be licensed to hire out “pedelecs” (electrically assisted pedal cycles) throughout the capital.
Aye rattus norvegicus but should they be insured as well??

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2020, 05:27:46 pm »
I'd imagine the companies that operate them would be liable for any damage they cause? I'd certainly claim against them if they damaged me or my property... but, hopefully they'll be restricted to the city centre, well away from my workplace.
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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2020, 06:02:29 pm »
I'd imagine the companies that operate them would be liable for any damage they cause? I'd certainly claim against them if they damaged me or my property... but, hopefully they'll be restricted to the city centre, well away from my workplace.

Tell us again where your workplace is?....i've completely forgotten!!

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Re: Electric Bikes For Hire
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2020, 07:17:30 pm »
North of Collins Ave and east of Ballymun Rd, excluding Zone 18 pickups. I'm actually thinking of narrowing the boundaries a bit in response to the 25% freight increase... I'll keep you informed.

 


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