London e-scooter operator Tier has introduced 500 of its e-bikes in Islington, with plans to roll out the green bikes across the capital next year.
According to the micromobility firm, its e-bikes can help cut congestion and pollution in the capital by encouraging Londoners to move around the city in a sustainable way.
The company’s e-bike deployment, and its plans to launch similar schemes in the near future, could help to reduce reliance on cars, giving Londoners more choice following the recent expansion in London of the ULEZ to all areas within the North and South Circular Roads.
Islington’s e-bikes will initially be available from parking bays across the borough and will be charged at the same rate as e-scooters, £1 to unlock and £0.15 per minute riding. Regular riders, such as those using e-bikes for full or partial commutes, can purchase day and monthly passes.
Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s executive member for environment and transport, said: “We’re working tirelessly to help tackle the climate emergency by making Islington a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live.
“By enabling more sustainable modes of transport, we can make the borough a place where everyone – including the approximately 70% of Islington households that do not own a car – travel safely and easily.
“The arrival of Tier’s e-bike service in Islington will provide another environmentally-friendly, convenient and fun way to travel around our borough, and we look forward to seeing local people taking up the opportunity to use them.”
This launch follows the successful introduction of Tier’s e-bikes in the UK last April, adding to it’s e-scooter trial in York. The e-bikes also operate in European cities including Paris and Eindhoven.
Georgia Yexley, head of cities UK and Ireland, added: “At Tier we are passionate about cutting emissions and improving air quality in cities across Europe. We know e-bikes can play a significant role in encouraging people to ditch their cars and switch to greener modes of transport.
“With the ULEZ expanding and Londoners thinking more about how they can travel sustainably, we want to provide them with an active and sustainable as well as accessible and affordable option to get around the city.”