Wednesday 26 February 2020

Scotland’s ‘largest e-bike scheme’ to launch this month

Scotland’s ‘largest e-bike scheme’ to launch this month

A new electric bike station aims to slash transport emissions across Scotland.

The facility is one of four new hire points to open this month as part of the £500,000 Forth Bike project.

Launched by charity Forth Environment Link last June, the e-bike initiative is said to be ‘the largest of its kind in Scotland’ and connects the three local authorities in the Forth Valley area.

During its first phase, 120 fully electric bikes will be made available across 12 key locations in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

Jim Thomson, Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee said: “This transformative initiative is part of our ongoing investment in green charging travel infrastructure, which will deliver a range of health and environmental benefits for residents and visitors.”

An annual pass for Forth Bike costs £65/year for unlimited journeys or £2 for a single journey, offering low-cost access to high tech e-bikes across the region from as little as 18p a day.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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