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Electric bikes now available in the Second City

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From 08 December 2021, electric bikes may be hired from any of Birmingham’s 85 docking stations situated in the most popular areas.

 

Ebike hire is part of the Birmingham Transport Plan to lower pollution and increase health by encouraging more people to cycle or walk short journeys rather than take a car.

 

Made in the Midlands by renowned cycle manufacturer Pashley, ebikes are the latest addition to the West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme which are now available across eight town and city centres. 

 

Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Councillor Zaffar said:

 

“I am delighted that our partner, Transport for West Midlands has allocated 60 ebikes to hire within Birmingham. This will add to the 500 standard bicycles already available for hire from 85 docking stations in Birmingham.”

 

Allowing riders to make longer journeys more easily, they will provide extra help to those who may have difficulty pedalling a standard bicycle.

 

Cllr Ian Ward, West Midlands Combined Authority Portfolio Lead for Transport and Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:

 

“Cycle Hire has already proved a success this year, especially good for those people who cannot buy a bike outright or don’t have room at home for one. Now ebikes will make cycling even more accessible for those people who need a little extra help with cycling.”

 

Affordable hire costs give those deterred by the expense of buying a new ebike the opportunity to give it a go. 

 

Check for the availability and location of electric bikes by downloading the Beryl cycle hire application.

 

Written by: David Watkins

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