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Bicycle Races? Coca Cola Zero Bikes comes to Cork

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They say good things come to those who wait. As a regular Bus Éireann customer, I do not really agree with this statement, as far as the public bike scheme here in Cork is concerned, the phrase undoubtedly holds true, however. And it was about time, after all, lets face it, this country so far hasn't really been at the forefront when it comes to individual mobility. Ireland is caught in a love affair with the car, but doesn't have the cities to handle that, and it didn't have either WW2 or megalomaniac urban planners to correct that fact. The railway network has been reduced to a rump network, almost exclusively centred on Dublin. Urban public transport is dependent on buses, with the exception of the two LUAS lines in Dublin, lines that aren't even connected! And, again outside of Dublin, much of that public transport is utterly dependent on Bus Éireann, who still hold pretty much a monopoly. 
However, it is not all doom and gloom. During the last years of the Celtic T…