| Car sharing has grown sharply in popularity in our major cities over the past few years allowing users who live in urban areas to have flexible transport in a sustainable way without incurring the cost of car ownership.
Q-Park are delighted to announce a partnership with Brite Mobility to offer E-Bikes and E-Moped hire at city centre car parks.
Q-Park are delighted to announce a partnership with Brite Mobility to offer E-Bikes and E-Moped hire at city centre car parks. This new hire service will initially be rolled out at Q-Park St Stephen’s Green and Q-Park The Spire in Dublin in addition to Q-Park Eyre Square in Galway.
Q-Park have been at the forefront of the European Parking industry in the creation of Mobility Hubs. The aim is to develop parking facilities into vital instruments to help realise urban accessibility, sustainability and liveability. In addition to car parking, Q-Park are also aiming to provide access for shared mobility schemes, electric vehicle charging, last mile delivery and retail space all within their safe and secure parking facilities. As part of this partnership Brite Mobility will have three new safe and secure locations to hire E-Bikes and E-Mopeds from in the centre of both Dublin and Galway with other locations to follow.
Brite Mobility was spun out of Motorpark Group, one of Ireland’s largest car dealer groups in 2019. Brite offer zero-carbon shared E-Bikes and E-Mopeds to local authorities, businesses and delivery services across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and are now moving to offer their short-term hire service to Q-Park customers. The challenge for Brite was finding locations in the heart of Ireland’s largest cities where they could rent from and working with Q-Park has helped the business realise its great potential to solve urban mobility challenges.
To use the service, Brite Mobility customers simply download the Brite app and view available bikes or mopeds from their phone. E-bikes have a range of 50kms at full charge and mopeds have a range of 100kms. For after-hours access to the carparks, Brite customers receive a unique QR code which can be used to access the car park on foot when they arrive. Brite users are now able to pick up an e-bike from Q-Park Stephen’s Green and drop it at Q-Park The Spire to end their ride. The network of Brite Q-Park pick up and drop off locations will develop as new car park sites come on line with Brite. More information about Brite Mobility can be found here.
Alastair MacDonald, Head of Commercial & Operation at Q-Park Ireland commented ‘We are delighted to once again demonstrate why we are the market leader when it comes to support Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. We believe this is the future of the parking industry across the globe and we seek out the experts in their respective fields, such as Brite Mobility, to be able to add value to our Estate.’
Colin Barry, founder of Brite Mobility said ‘We are really excited to work with Q-Park to expand our offering around Ireland. Alastair and his team’s approach to working with mobility partners like ourselves has been a breath of fresh air. We hope that many Q-Park customers will avail of our amazing launch offer of a free one-hour ride by submitting your in-date parking ticket in Brite’s app chat support. Our introductory €5 per hour E-bike rental price is also super competitive. Our premium electric mopeds will be priced a little higher at €15 per hour but you are paying for the luxury of super speed and a nice comfy seat. No pedalling here.’
To find out more about Q-Park’s Mobility Hubs click here.
Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 3,300 parking facilities with more than 640,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland and Denmark.