GO e-Bike - South East Scotland's regional e-bike share scheme

Electric bikes can improve air quality through ultra-low emission commuting, support healthy lifestyles, and open access to opportunities.They can achieve this by attracting a wider range of people cycling and increasing the number of trips people can make by bike.

Go E-bike is a regional e-bike sharing scheme developed in partnership between the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership and Bikeplus.

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South East Scotland is a dynamic and growing area which aspires to become one of northern Europe’s leading economic regions. Essential to this is the development of a transport system which; enables businesses to function effectively allowing all groups in society to share in the region’s success through high quality access to services and opportunities, respects the environment, and contributes to better health.

GO e-Bike is a regional bike share scheme offering electrically assisted bicycles in a range of different contexts. The project is testing e-bikes to assess where they can achieve the following objectives:

  • Reducing congestion
  • Improving public health
  • Improving accessibility to employment, health and leisure facilities
  • Raise profile of active travel as viable component of integrated transport strategies
  • Inciting behavioral change
  • Improving social inclusion

University of St. Andrews

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University of St. Andrews’s 300 staff have access to a fleet of 12 e-bikes acting as a shuttle between 3 sites including the University campus to the railway network at Leuchars railway station. The bikes are available on either a short or long-term basis, accessed   Read more »»

Employer E-bike Pool & Roadshow

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Trials of smart lock enabled e-bike fleets at two different employers simultaneously for a minimum period of 6 weeks. Aiming for a long-term solution of employers paying for e-bikes as part of their business travel as an alternative to grey fleet and offering a try-before-you-buy   Read more »»

West Lothian Bike Library

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West Lothian Bike Library (WLBL) is a social enterprise based at Crofthead Farm Community Centre in Livingston. The Bike Library is working in partnership with West Lothian Council to help people to get active and connected through cycling, improving health and increasing independence, confidence, employability   Read more »»

CLEAR Buckhaven

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6 e-bikes are being offered on short & medium-term loans to the community centre staff of 30 volunteers. The community organisation CLEAR (Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration) sits in the heart of a rural isolated community with no rail links. An electric cargo bike will   Read more »»

Forth Valley scheme

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A public e-bike shuttle serving Larbert railway station and Forth Royal Hospital to be integrated into the high profile e-bike share scheme currently in development. The Forth Valley scheme will serve a wider area of Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling. Read more about Forth Environment Link   Read more »»

E-bike training guidance - Bikeability

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The Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS) has issued top tips and detailed guidance for riding electric bikes. This has been produced as part of the Department for Transport funded and Bikeplus managed Shared Electric Bike Programme. Download the detailed E-bike riding guidance for public Download   Read more »»

GO e-Bike Funders

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Bikeplus

 

Shared Electric Bike Programme

 

Electric Bikes: A Summary of Existing Research