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Dockless bikes get go-ahead for borough wide trial in Harrow

 Published on: 9th July 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Dockless e-Bikes have finally made their way to Stanmore and Pinner after the council’s cabinet approved a one year trial of Lime e-bikes.

The electric bike system will help promote sustainable transport in the borough.

These bikes can be rented out by the public. 

In the council report, the new programme would “encouraging cycling in line with the council’s Local Implementation Plan” and “promote active travel”. 

The Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (MTS) target is to achieve 80 per cent of journey’s made by foot, bike or public transport by 2041. 

The bikes use a free mobile app and will cost £1 to unlock and around 15p a minute to hire.

Initial reports suggest 200 e-bikes will be introduced into the borough for the trial following successful trials in neighbouring boroughs of Ealing and Brent.

All bikes are fitted with GPS trackers which help users to establish the location of the bikes and enable Lime to know where the bikes are and when the bikes need recharging so they can be serviced.

Lime e-bikes feature a 250 watt motor and have a top speed of around 15mph.

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