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Expand the bizbike share scheme

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Expand the bizbike share scheme

Expand the bizbike share scheme

Cambridge Electric Transport By Cambridge Electric Transport

We need to expand our existing bike share service to create suficient critical mass and impact to prevent Cambridge commuters reverting to pre-Covid levels of car congestion and pollution

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We have operated a commuter bike share service in Cambridge since July 2018, providing e-bikes for longer routes from surrounding villages and pedal bikes for shorter routes. We have pick-up hubs at Park & Rides and at Cambridge North train station. We want to extend this service to cover all 7 Park & Rides and other transport hubs, adding an initial 100 e-bikes to our existing fleet of 40 bikes. Local authorities have indicated they will provide us facilities at the P&Rs to do this. This expansion of our service will provide a sustainable transport option to single-occupant car use, which is likely to increase dramatically following government recommendations to avoid public transport. By taking advantage of the good-weather months, a good quality bike share service can make a major impact in expanding the city's cycling culture and encouraging non-cyclists into an active travel mode. E-bikes enable regular cycling on longer routes, arriving at work in a non-sweaty state.

What we'll deliver:

  • Add 100 e-bikes to our e-bike service
  • Expand the service to have pick-up hubs at all 7 Cambridge Park & Rides

Why it's a great idea:

1. Reinforcement of cycling as a transport mode at a crucial transition time when there is a danger of car use escalating in response to government calls not to use public transport. 2. Promoting cycling culture to non-cyclists at a time of increased consciousness of the health advantages and local authority willingness to facilitate pick-up points, pop-up cycle routes and increased safety measures for cycling. 3. Laying the foundations for a high-quality bike share service network to cover the entire Greater Cambridge area.

Steps to get it done:

The e-bikes will be sourced from a UK supplier and can be deployed immediately.

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