More than 70 new dockless bike bays have been installed in Hackney, helping the borough to ensure pavements remain accessible to everyone.
Earlier this year, Hackney Council commissioned bike share companies Beryl and Jump to introduce more than 500 electric and pedal bikes.
Both companies committed to funding dedicated parking areas for their dockless bikes, which are now available for use.
Riders who leave their bikes outside of the bays will face an additional charge from the operators.
Cllr Jon Burke, Hackney Council cabinet member for energy, waste, transport and public realm, said: “We’re London’s top borough for cycling, but bike sharing schemes are only available in the very south of the borough.
“This landmark agreement with Beryl and Jump will see dockless bikes roll out across Hackney, bringing the benefits of one-way cycling trips to residents, reclaiming parking spaces from cars, and eliminating global warming pollution by encouraging more people to walk and cycle.
“The new bays, which have been financed in partnership with Beryl and Jump, will overwhelmingly be installed on the road to ensure our pavements are fully accessible to pedestrians.”
Hackney Council says the bike hire schemes provide a range of benefits for those looking to cycle for a one-way trip.
Jump bikes, which are electrically assisted, cost £1 plus 12p per minute after the first five minutes – with the pedal-powered Beryl bikes costing £1 plus 5p per minute.
20 December 2019