citybikes, Liverpool

citybikes, Hanover Street, Liverpool

citybikes, Hanover Street, Liverpool

Date

29 October 2014
Location

Hanover Street, Liverpool

SJ 34519 89976; 53.40251°N, 2.98636°W

Information

Liverpool City Council approved a public cycle-hire project in April 2013 and the citybike scheme was launched by Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman in May 2014. With a target of 1000 bikes available from over 100 stations across the city, the scheme is set to be the largest in the UK after London’s ‘Boris’ bikes. citybike is operated by HourBike Ltd and is funded by a £1.5m grant from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The scheme started with 80 bikes at 10 access points within the city centre. By September there were 320 bikes at over 50 stations and there are now more than 70 bike stations available. The self-service cycles can be hired by registered members of the scheme from one station and dropped off at any other. Annual membership costs £60 and the first half-hour is free but costs £1 per hour thereafter.

Further Reading

citybike;
Citybike hits the road (Liverpool Express, 7 May 2014);

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citybikes, Hanover Street, Liverpool

citybikes, Hanover Street, Liverpool

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