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Edinburgh Cycle Hire reports growth of 119%

Edinburgh Cycle Hire has reported growth of 119% between September 2019 and 2020, with over 221,000 trips made during that time. The scheme has also seen average trips per day up by 46%. This is due in part to the 75 new hire stations installed at sites across the city …

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Rise in cycling seen in Edinburgh and Glasgow since introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Scotland’s two biggest cities has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike sharing schemes. Research has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The figures have been outlined by …

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1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces to be installed in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Cyclehoop and Sustrans, is providing 1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces for residents to store their bikes. 180 Bikehangars are being installed on residential streets where bicycle storage space is otherwise limited. Work began this month and the first of the two project phases …

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Only 10% of cyclists think UK Government takes road safety seriously

A new study has revealed the top ten UK cities where cyclists feel their safety is most at risk, with Cardiff topping the table followed by Leeds and Birmingham. By contrast, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh were deemed amongst the safest places to cycle in the UK. Overall, however, just 17% …

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Electric Cycle Company to open “UK’s largest” e-bike shop

The Electric Cycle Company (ECC) is moving to a 4,000 square foot, carbon-neutral premises in Edinburgh. Boogie, host of Forth 1’s Breakfast Show, joined Neill Hope, MD of the Electric Cycle Company, to launch a crowdfunding campaign to renovate the building into a new store and workshop, the “biggest e-bike …

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Free bike share launches in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Free bike share will be provided in Edinburgh and Glasgow from today, 29th June, to encourage people to consider cycling for everyday journeys. Through Scottish Government funding, the cycle share initiative comes into effect as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, easing pressure on public transport and helping those who don’t …

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‘Phenomenal usage’ sees Just Eat Cycles’ users double

Just Eat Cycles has reported a “phenomenal” increase in usage of its hire scheme. May has brought the Edinburgh-based firm’s busiest month to date, with its number of users doubling to 6,400. It also set a record last Wednesday with a total of 1,589 trips taken by over 1,100 riders. …

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Edinburgh council set to introduce ’emergency’ measures for pedestrians and cyclists

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to introduce ’emergency’ measures to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while observing physical distancing guidance. It has been working closely with Transport Scotland and Sustrans to develop an approach to redesignating road space. This will benefit from support from a £10 million …

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Edinburgh’s rentable e-bikes to be available next week

Edinburgh Cycle Hire’s rentable e-bikes will be available to ride from 2nd March, Transport for Edinburgh and the scheme’s operator, Serco, have confirmed. The new electrically assisted e-bikes have a maximum supported speed of 15 mph and provide a constant electric assist while users pedal. 168 e-bikes will be phased …

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