Fifty new electric bikes now available in the borough

Roger Mills Beddington, Borough-wide, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, HEADLINES, NEWS 1 Comment

Fifty new electric bikes will help Sutton become a zero-carbon emissions borough in line with plans agreed by councillors this week. They will also help the Council improve local air quality by encouraging more people to use a bike and make cycling easier locally.

The bikes will be operated by LimeE and are an eye-catching green colour so that they are easily recognisable in the street. Electric bikes are a good option in Sutton because the borough’s hills can make cycling more difficult. If the trial is successful the number of bikes could increase.
Each bike is fitted with a bell, front and rear lights and reflectors. Users can unlock and lock the bikes using a dedicated mobile phone app and the bikes will be located at ten key sites around the borough to encourage sustainable travel around Sutton.
Bikes are also fitted with a gyroscope and GPS tracker so that LimeE are able to identify bikes which are not upright or have been parked in areas they should not be. The locations to pick up and return the bikes have been chosen so as not to inconvenience pedestrians and residents – they do not use fixed docking stations.
Residents can find out more about the app here.

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