A fleet of clean, green and affordable electric mopeds is being almost trebled – enabling more people the chance to travel to work and training.
North Lincolnshire Council is adding 18 new electric mopeds to its current fleet of ten, giving almost three times as many people the ability to get into the workplace.
There are also 5 petrol mopeds in the fleet which was launched as part of a scheme in 2012. The current scooters have already clocked up almost 16,000 miles.
Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said: “Being unable to get to and from work or training can be a real barrier for people and this is a great example where we can, as a council, remove it – especially for those living in more rural areas. We are enabling even more people get to work with the extension of the scheme.
“The current scooters are helping people in places like Thealby, Barton and Barnetby with their commute and they are particularly useful for shift work when getting public transport isn’t an option.”
The scooters can be rented for as little as £60 per month. This payment includes everything needed to get people on the road, including a fully taxed and serviced petrol or electric moped, compulsory CBT training, comprehensive insurance, breakdown support, servicing and maintenance, a security lock and a helmet, gloves and a high-vis vest.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Many people are passionate about the environment and the new electric mopeds will allow them to get to the places they need and at the same time reduce their carbon footprint.
“This is a fantastic scheme which is helping lots of people get into work, to earn some money of their own, and start a meaningful and fruitful career.”