Dublin-based healthcare workers, who normally use public transport to get to and from work, are being impeded both by the reduced public-transport service and by their grave need to isolate while not in a work setting. MOBY, the Dublin-based electric-bike sharing company, who were due to launch their scheme on April 1st, wishes to now provide free electric bikes so healthcare workers can travel to and from hospitals easily, quickly, and without the risk of either contracting or spreading the Covid-19 virus.
MOBY has agreed to provide its entire fleet of bikes at zero cost. However, as a small start-up company, it needs help covering external running costs such as fuel and insurance as well as costs of mechanics, and delivery staff. The more donations we get the more bikes we can get out to Health workers for longer.
Initially responding to an emergency-medicine doctor who used social media to source an electric bike to get to work, MOBY is already providing free bikes to several healthcare workers working across Dublin. It now wishes to provide 100 + bikes so that as many healthcare workers as possible can provide critical care without worrying about their commute to and from work.
Healthcare workers who want a free electric bike can register here
People who wish to loan their electric bike to a healthcare worker can register here
MOBY is located on the bottom floor of Drury Street Car Park.
Other bike-rental operators who wish to join the scheme may do so here.
If we go above the 9000 euro target, we will not be keeping the extra funds. We will use any extra funding to get more bikes out to healthcare workers, and also we can lend out the bikes for longer. We can also enable other electric bike rental operators across the country to do the same thing and can help cover their costs if they participate in this scheme.
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Anna Received her bike on Friday 27th march and over the weekend we got a further 7 bikes to more health workers. More are going out during the next week also.
We can get through #COVID-19 together but while we are social distancing, our healthcare workers are flat out. Lets help get them to and from work safely, quickly and at no expense.
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