Tag Archives: Bike share

Leicester’s e-bike share scheme opens to whole city

Leicester’s electric bike share scheme has now opened up to all city residents. A discounted trial offer will be available for a limited period and includes a reduction in the cost of scheme membership, as well as discounted usage rates for each journey taken. The scheme, known as Santander Cycles …

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Free nextbike rides initiative in Stirling extended

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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Beryl celebrates one year since launch of bike share scheme in Norwich

Beryl and Norfolk County Council are celebrating one year of healthier and greener transport in Norwich since the launch of its bike share scheme. The scheme was launched on 17th March 2020 and now also includes e-bikes and e-scooters. Over 370,000 kilometres have been covered within the city across 97,000 journeys. These trips …

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Beryl, Jobcentre Plus partner to support those on Kickstart Scheme with sustainable transport

Beryl has partnered with Jobcentre Plus to support young people on the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme with an affordable, sustainable and enjoyable transport option. The new travel initiative will allow anyone on the Kickstart Scheme across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Isle of Wight to access discounted journey options to and from …

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West Midlands Cycle Hire launches in Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands Cycle Hire has opened to the public with the grey and green bikes now available on the streets of Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton. Up to 20 docking stations have been placed at key locations around Wolverhampton, including outside the bus station, with five docks also up and running …

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Bike share operator Beryl celebrates one year since scheme’s launch in Watford

Bike share operator Beryl, Watford Borough Council and scheme sponsor Camelot are celebrating over 90,000 journeys taken and 359,000 kilometres covered throughout the town, one year on from the scheme’s launch. The 90,000 trips taken by Beryl bikes within the one year anniversary is equivalent to over 59,200 kilograms of …

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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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