Dublin City Council is warning it will remove bikes owned by a company which has launched a stationless bike scheme to rival Dublin Bikes. It is understood that Bleeperbike has delayed launching its service, which allows people to hire bikes without the need to park them at a set station.
They will work by using an app, which will allow you to scan a bike's QR code once you register and find the nearest BleeperBike.
To end the journey, simply park at a designated parking rack, lock and press end journey - although the company warns users to "make sure you park legally".
Dublin City Council says the launch of the scheme is "premature! and the idea is "in direct conflict with the approach agreed" at its Transport meeting in May.
It was decided that Bye-Laws would be drawn up to proactively engage "with all potential stationless bike share operators with a view to giving an equal opportunity to each" of them.
The City Council says it wants to make sure the bikes are fit for purpose and properly maintained, that there is insurance, as well as enough parking in suitable locations.
Authorities have asked the company to hold off on launching, and has warned the public that "they use the scheme at their own risk."
BleeperBike says they have held off on launching the service as they have a meeting with the City Council this Friday, but are adamant the service will launch "soon".