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PEDAL POWER: Data reveals more people turning to cycling for transport in Watford

 Published on: 26th December 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The number of people cycling across Watford has increased with more than 60 per cent of people surveyed using Beryl bikes in connection with public transport.

This increase was revealed as part of the Beryl Annual Rider Report, which surveyed 172 rides across Watford last September.

The Beryl bike scheme was first introduced around two years and offers bikes and e-bikes to residents looking to get more active and cut down on driving.

One of the standout findings from the data is a big increase in riders connecting their Beryl trips with public transport, with 66 per cent compared to just 40 per cent in 2021.

It was also revealed that 20 per cent of respondents said that cost was the reason for signing up to the scheme.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “I am really pleased to see the increase in ridership over the last year and it is encouraging that many people have said they are reducing their car usage by using Beryl bikes to link up with public transport options.

“In addition to the health benefits to individual riders, this will help the whole town by making our air cleaner and reducing congestion.”

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