In preparation for the roll out of Watford’s new beryl bikeshare scheme, the first of 70 docking bays has been installed at the entrance to Watford General Hospital.
The scheme which will be operational from the end of March offers residents, commuters and visitors an alternative healthy, carbon free way to get around town quickly. 200 pedal bikes and 100 electric bikes will be available to hire from key locations across Watford.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor met with Martin Keane, the hospital’s Energy & Sustainability Lead and Ash Trowe, Regional Operations Manager for Beryl Bikes who demonstrated how the scheme will work.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘Hundreds of people come to work, visit and use services at Watford General every day, so it’s great to have our first Beryl Bike stands installed in such an important place in our town. More of these stands will be installed in every part of Watford over the next few weeks. I’m really looking forward to my new bike hire scheme being launched. Not only is cycling better for wellbeing but it will also help reduce traffic and tackle the climate emergency in our town’.
To join the scheme people will need to download the free bikeshare app called beryl from App and Play stores from March 22.
Beryl bikeshare is a key part of Watford Borough Council’s travelWATFORD initiative which is providing greener travel options for the town.