BTN BikeShare has announced that the scheme is expanding, with 120 new bikes arriving this month.
The scheme, sponsored by American Express and Life Natural Spring Water, has seen upwards of 69,000 users making over 560,000 trips since it was launched in September 2017. Together, users have now ridden over one million miles.
Tim Caswell, managing director of Hourbike, the company operating the scheme, said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding BTN BikeShare and hope that it will encourage even more people to cycle in and around Brighton and Hove. Thanks to the ongoing support from Brighton and Hove City Council we will have an additional 120 bikes in circulation, allowing us to service even more residents, commuters and visitors without impacting the availability of the bikes elsewhere in the city.”
Further hubs have been installed in the west of the city, on Preston Street, Connaught Road and Portland Road, including a ‘virtual hub’ outside Portslade train station.
The most recent hub was added last week in Rottingdean. Additional sites are planned for later this year, with the aim to reach even more members of the community who will benefit from bike sharing.