Beryl has announced the launch date of its hybrid bike share scheme in Enfield.
An initial rollout will begin on 28th June, before the emerald bikes will be available to hire across the summer.
Those in the North London borough will be able to hire a Beryl Bike through the Beryl app, available for download on the App Store for iOS, and the Google Play Store for Android users. The bikes can be picked up and dropped off in marked ‘Beryl Bays’ that have been selected and approved in conjunction with Enfield Council. Initial locations will include transport hubs such as Enfield Chase train station and Arnos Grove tube station, as well as the entrance to parks such as Broomfield Park.
Riders will have a payment choice of Pay-As-You-Ride (£1 unlock fee and 5p per minute), Minute Bundles (no unlock fee and bundles starting at 100 minutes for £5) or Day Passes (24 hours of unlimited riding for £12). Once their ride is complete, users close the lock on the bike to complete their ride and make it available for the next person to use.
The three-speed gear bike has a step-through design and is also fitted with the company’s patented Laserlight Technology. Through the custom-built reporting dashboard, Beryl will be able to provide Enfield Council with insights from the data generated by the bikes.
The introduction of the bikes will precede London Climate Action Week (1st to 8th July) where Londoners are encouraged to explore clean energy solutions and zero-emissions transport.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment and sustainability, councillor Guney Dogan, said: “We are committed to providing affordable access to bikes for short rides across Enfield and are extremely pleased to have launched with the innovative Beryl bike share scheme. Indeed, it’s another first for Enfield, as we are the first London borough to officially partner with Beryl. By providing cost-effective cycling options along with secure cycle hubs and plenty of bike parking opportunities alongside the network of lanes, Enfield Council hopes many more people will make cycling their healthy and accessible transportation choice for those short trips around the borough.”
Phil Ellis, Beryl CEO, said: “Beryl is looking forward to providing bike share services across Enfield, enabling more people to use cycling for everyday journeys or the first-mile/last-mile section of their commute. It is a privilege to partner with a London borough that is committed to getting more people cycling, and tackling the environmental and health challenges that come with reliance on cars. We look forward to continuing this partnership and bringing the Beryl bike share scheme to North London.”
For more information visit beryl.cc/bikeshare.