The usage levels of the Limerick public bike scheme showed a large decrease in the last year falling by 20%. The National transport Authority (NTA), whom run the scheme, cited improved bus services in Cork and Galway as a reason for a decrease in those two cities. They cited no reason for the decrease in the scheme in Limerick. The regular users of the scheme in Limerick already know the reasons for its failures. The bikes and stations are poorly maintained and unreliable; pedals fall off bikes during usage; gears don’t work; stations remain closed and have never reopened; Stations in Colbert station or LIT have taken, or are taking, years to materialise. To understand why the National transport Authority have facilitated and enabled this to happen we have to go back to the start of the scheme.