The City Council of Dublin has removed bikes placed on the street by a private company as part of a new short term rental scheme.
Bleeper Bike is a similar service to Dublin Bikes scheme, but with a different operating mode, without dedicated bike stations. The operators said they would introduce the bicycles despite strong warnings from the local authority that it could remove them from the streets.
Dublin City Council had issued a statement saying the launch of the scheme was “premature” and that it was likely such operators would have to apply for a licence under new bylaws.
The council confirmed it had removed “many” bikes from different locations around the city.