Tag Archives: Bike share

Beryl’s bike share schemes see surge in female ridership and new cyclists

British micromobility provider Beryl has recorded strong ridership throughout 2020, with its bike share schemes across the UK showing a surge in female ridership and new people cycling. As the UK experienced a boom in cycling, Beryl’s bike share schemes across the UK, including Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Norwich, Watford and …

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West Midlands cycle hire scheme to launch next year with 1,500 bikes

A new cycle hire scheme is due to launch across the West Midlands next year. The operator of London’s Santander Cycles has been appointed by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to offer bikes for hire in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Walsall from next spring. Contractor Serco will …

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Poll shows support for shared transport schemes in Scotland

A new opinion poll by Survation for Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has found that 50% of people in Scotland support measures to increase the use of shared transport models, with only 13% opposed. The transport charity has called for more action to increase car clubs and bike-sharing to help tackle …

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E-scooters: A shot in the arm for bike share schemes?

E-scooters are impossible to ignore in today’s discussions surrounding mobility and active travel, particularly as people’s transport habits change with COVID-19. But what impact are they having on bike share schemes? Rebecca Morley reports Many bike share schemes have seen a boom in ridership over recent months, mirroring the trends …

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Wales’ ‘first’ public e-bike share scheme launches in Penarth

A new public electric bike share scheme has been launched in Penarth by nextbike, thanks to funding from The Vale of Glamorgan Council. The fleet of 50 e-bikes and five stations was launched on 12th November. Vale Council received numerous requests from the public to introduce its own scheme following …

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The Big Issue teams up with ShareBike to launch e-bike scheme

The Big Issue has teamed up with ShareBike to launch an e-bike scheme. Big Issue-branded e-bikes were modelled this week by Big Issue founder Lord John Bird in Cambridge as he launched the scheme to support previously unemployed people back into work. With plans to launch a fleet across the …

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Leicester City Council partners with Ride On for e-bike share scheme

Leicester City Council has announced specialist e-bike hire provider Ride On as its partner in the city’s forthcoming e-bike share scheme. The scheme, known as Santander Cycles Leicester, will see 500 electric bikes available to hire from 50 locations across Leicester city centre. This will make Santander Cycles Leicester the …

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Norwich’s free ride initiative extended to keep city moving during lockdown

Norfolk County Council and Norwich’s micromobility provider Beryl have extended their free ride initiative to keep the city moving during the approaching lockdown. Starting from yesterday, 2nd November, Norfolk County Council and Beryl are offering 30 minutes free riding on the pedal bikes and 15 minutes on the e-bikes between …

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Edinburgh Cycle Hire sees average trips per day up 46%

Edinburgh Cycle Hire has reported over 221,000 trips made between September 2019 and 2020, a growth of 119%. The scheme has also seen average trips per day increase by 46%. This is due in part to the 75 new hire stations installed at sites across the city including Montgomery Street and …

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Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme moves one step closer with four operators shortlisted

The supplier race for Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme is now down to four operators, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. In partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, the scheme is set to launch in spring 2021 with an initial 1,500 strong fleet, including …

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