A metropolis councillor has hailed Dundee because the “good place” for a brand new e-bike sharing scheme – however some residents disagree.
Neighbours on Blackness Avenue have complained to Dundee Metropolis Council after a brand new 10-bike docking station was erected on Blackness Avenue lately
Dave Mulligan, 63, stated: “I believe it appears horrible. They’ve simply put it proper exterior my window and once I questioned Dundee Metropolis Council they stated that they had picked that spot as a result of it’s bought a large pavement.
“What occurred to the phrase session? These docks shouldn’t be anyplace close to doorways. The dock at Hawkhill is ideal – large open area – however not this.”
Dave, who cares for his disabled spouse, added: “I moved into the road final yr and once we needed to change the home windows it needed to to be picket sash and case and many others however they only get to do what they like.
“Six householders right here have complained. I requested the council for a gathering and it was declined, with them blaming Covid-19. It’s not ok.”
The Embark Dundee scheme – funded by city mobility firm Trip On – will see 400 e-bikes delivered to town and charging stations arrange at main customer points of interest, bigger workplaces, metropolis centre, railway station and Dundee College.
Residents and guests alike will be capable to borrow the bikes for a small charge to get round from place to position.
Councillor Mark Flynn, convener of metropolis growth at Dundee Metropolis Council, stated: “With our giant pupil inhabitants, appreciable variety of flats and tenement properties the place bike storage could possibly be a problem, and loads of steep hills, we’re the proper place for an e-bike rent scheme together with different good mobility tasks at present being piloted.
The scheme would enhance metropolis mobility for residents and guests, assist individuals interact with employment alternatives, and assist scale back air air pollution, he stated.
Peter Docherty, chief government of Embark Platform, added: “The variety of individuals biking has soared in the course of the pandemic and we’re proud to be concerned in an environmentally-friendly scheme that may assist the native infrastructure of Dundee.
“Dundee is a key location for Embark and it is a additional demonstration of our long-term dedication to the realm.”
A spokesman for Dundee Metropolis Council stated: “A planning utility for the set up of an eBike docking station containing 10 docking factors and a terminal at 5 Blackness Avenue was lodged in September final yr.
“The appliance was marketed and topic to neighbour session. 5 objections have been obtained.
“Earlier than the appliance was thought of, additional info was offered by the applicant, Trip On Scotland, together with various lay out plans.
“The appliance has now been agreed.”