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Electric bikes - the road to a carbon neutral city

Published: 10 September 2019

Council Leader Phil Bialyk backs Co Bikes on the road to Exeter becoming carbon neutral

An on-demand electric bike hire scheme is helping Exeter on its journey to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030.

Co Bikes is expanding its service and introducing 100 new electric bikes and more locations around the city where the bikes can be hired from.

The electric bikes make cycling a breeze –even uphill – getting riders to their destination refreshed and revigorated, not hot and sweaty!

And it’s great for the environment, cutting pollution and congestion around Exeter.

Council Leader Phil Bialyk said the Co Bikes was a really important scheme for the city.

“This is one incremental step in our journey to becoming carbon neutral where people can get involved by using an electric bike and leaving the car behind and maybe using a bit of public transport too. There are alternatives to the car.

“Exeter can become very congested and that’s because people want to come to Exeter. We want them to come to Exeter but we want them to consider other modes of transport,” he said.

Co Bikes already have five locations around the city where the bikes can be hired: at County Hall, the Civic Centre, Central and St David's Station and the University of Exeter (Streatham Campus).

Next up will be the University of Exeter (St Luke's Campus) and Digby & Sowton Station. Following shortly after will be sites at Heavitree High Street, Pinhoe Station and Cranbrook Younghayes.

To find out more about the scheme click here


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