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A community bike-share scheme in Ealing

22 Jan 2018
A community bike-share scheme in Ealing

Mobike, has introduced 750 communal bikes to the borough, this allows local residents to pick up a high-tech bike in west London simply by downloading an app! Using specially designed bikes with GPS and proprietary smart-lock technology, Mobike enables users of the app to find a bike near them, reserve and unlock it, all using their smartphones. This gives regents and visitors an inexpensive, and environmental friend way to get around Ealing.

Councillor Julian Bell, the leader of Ealing Council, said: “We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to try cycling so I’m excited by the arrival of Mobike.

“We have a wide range of cycling support already in place, including free cycle training, free maintenance checks and free guided bike tours, and this affordable, dockless bike scheme will complement all these.

“I look forward to seeing more residents leave their cars at home and switch to a Mobike instead.”

We happened to have some right outside our Ealing Broadway office! This gives people who may not be able to store a bike the opportunity to avoid traffic and get around the area in a sustainable way.