Coca Cola

Type

Type 1: Commercial partnership

Sector of the company/organisation

Food & Beverages

Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

Public Bike Share

Relevant urban sustainability topic

mobility

Start year

2015

Brief project summary

The Belfast City Council launched a new public bike share scheme as part of their Investment Programme. Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes provides 300 public bikes at 30 bike docking stations in the city centre.

Short activity description

Belfast Bikes offers citizens a new, low cost, healthy and convenient way to travel for quick trips around the city.

•             It is one of the most sustainable modes of transport, helping to reduce car usage and congestion, and therefore improve the environment.

•             Cycling represents a cheap and efficient means of travel.

•             The scheme is improving access around the city for residents, visitors and business users.

•             It is helping improve health of users by encouraging people to integrate exercise into their daily transport.

Achieved impact

The first phase will see 300 cycles and 30 docking stations positioned in prime locations around the city centre

Is this project a best practice? Why?

We have a lot of experience supporting public cycle schemes through our investment in dublinbikes which saw the scheme double the number of docking stations and triple the number of bikes. We are also very proud of our role in helping to bring brand new schemes to the cities of Galway, Limerick and Cork.

Title

EU Affairs Manager, The Coca-Cola Company