Commuters in Leeds will be capable of borrow an electric bike freed from cost for as much as two weeks as a part of a brand new council initiative to advertise sustainable journey.
The fastened and folding e-bikes on supply will likely be simply charged at residence or work utilizing a typical socket and a single cost will likely be sufficient to help cyclists for dozens of miles.
The initiative, which follows the native authority’s comparable electrical car (EV) trials scheme earlier this 12 months that provided companies the chance to trial an electrical van for gratis, goals to encourage extra commuters to depart their automotive at residence and embrace extra sustainable and lively habits.
Residents who intend to journey the bike to work 3 times per week or extra are requested to go to a pop-up bike hub to use for the free trial.
Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Government Member for Local weather Change, Transport and Sustainable Growth, stated: “As a part of Leeds Metropolis Council’s transport imaginative and prescient and efforts to deal with the climate emergency, we’ve set formidable targets to extend lively and sustainable travel.
“We’re dedicated to growing biking by 300% and this new scheme is a good way to assist try this.”