Bath & North East Somerset Council will closely monitor the impact on footways of the new e-bikes currently being rolled out in Bath.
The new service sees the introduction of e-bikes to Bath in addition to the e-scooter service, which has been running since October 2020. E-cargo bikes will also be introduced soon.
E-scooters, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes are commissioned by the West of England Combined Authority. A fleet of 500 shared e-bikes and e-scooters is now in place in Bath following Tier taking over the West of England Combined Authority contract.
However some concerns have been expressed over potential impacts of the new e-bikes, such as obstructing footways, and how this will affect in particular people with access needs.
Now the council and combined authority have agreed plans to ensure smooth implementation of the e-bike scheme, including considering measures such as on-road parking bays and bike racks on pavements where appropriate. A new mailbox for comments and suggestions has been set up by Bath & North East Somerset Council: [email protected]” and Tier are deploying 10 Rangers in Bath to manage the scheme.
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People can register an interest in long-term e-scooter rental on the following Tier link