Buzzbike: Funding round complete after sevenfold subscription increase

London-based Buzzbike has announced the completion of its latest funding round, bringing total investment to £7.2m. The micromobility subscription business said it had seen 700 per cent growth in demand for its e-bike services over the last year. It is now giving the option to the public to become shareholders via a crowdfunding campaign, according to […]

New flat charge introduced for London cycle hire

Transport for London is bringing in a £3 day pass allowing unlimited journeys under 30 minutes all day on their Santander-sponsored hire cycles, saying it makes it one of the most affordable ways to travel in the capital. The new charge, which starts in March, allows for hires longer than 30 minutes, which will incur […]

E-bike hire scheme proposed in Worcester

A new e-bike hire scheme has been proposed for Worcester. If approved by Worcestershire Country Council, the bike share scheme could see 225 bicycles – 175 of them electric – for hire across Worcester. The £700,000 project would be supported through a £4.5m grant from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The initiative is part of […]

MPs and campaigners call for e-bikes to have number plates and insurance

The lawyer dubbed Mr Loophole for his work regarding road safety and enforcement is calling for electric bicycles to have identification, and for their riders to be required to have insurance. Solicitor Nick Freeman has told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: ‘If an e-bike is ridden by a fit person and it is going over […]

TfL wants new rules for dockless e-bikes

The Director of Strategy and Innovation at Transport for London is calling for new rules to stop dockless e-bikes just being dumped on pavements. Thomas Ableman told the London Evening Standard newspaper: “No one wins from the situation that exists now. The situation is confusing for users, and that doesn’t help operators’ businesses either.” The […]

Haringey Council asking residents to help shape plans for the borough’s first e-bike scheme

Residents, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to help shape provision of the borough’s first pay-as-you go electric bike scheme. Haringey Council plans to launch a trial hire scheme from Spring 2023, giving local people more opportunities for affordable, active travel, while also cutting pollution and congestion and improving public health.   Ahead of the roll […]

TfL announces availability of e-bikes as part of hire scheme

Transport for London (TfL) and Santander have announced that e-bikes are now available to hire as part of an expansion of the scheme’s offering to its customers. The new e-bikes have been distributed across key central London locations and can be docked at any of the scheme’s 800 docking stations. The e-bikes are serviced on […]

Santander Cycles to launch e-bikes in London from September

Transport for London and sponsor Santander have announced that e-bikes will be introduced to London’s cycle hire scheme from 12 September. It says in July the scheme recorded its busiest month in its history, with more than 1.3 million hires across the month and now “to support the scheme’s continued success and financial sustainability”, TfL […]

Cornwall Council e-bikes give green travel boost to police on the beat

Police and community safety officers are using pedal power to cut their carbon emissions while supporting their communities, with the help of a Cornwall Council e-bike programme. Devon & Cornwall Police is collaborating with the Council on a government-funded national pilot using e-bikes to improve the visibility of Community Safety Officers, Antisocial Behaviour Officers, Police Officers […]


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