Beryl partners with Bournemouth and Poole councils for bike-share scheme

Beryl has agreed five-year partnership with Bournemouth and Poole local councils to deliver a bike-share scheme to the south coast.

The green bikes will be available for instant hire via the Beryl App, which will allow users to find and unlock any Beryl bike using their smartphone.

The scheme will be launched in spring/summer 2019, with an initial 200 new bikes distributed for use at destinations including rail and bus stations, town centre shopping areas and tourist attractions.

The gradual roll out of bikes will increase with up to 1,000 available by summer 2019. The Beryl bikes have three speed gears and a step through design, with fully adjustable handlebars and seats.

Philip Ellis, Beryl COO, said: “We are really pleased to be working with councils who share our ambition around the role of bicycles in solving city transport issues. This is an opportunity for us to make bike-share available to 350,000 people, and ignite the modal shift that we believe bike-share is capable of delivering.”

Councillor Mike Greene, cabinet member for transport, cleansing and waste for Bournemouth Borough Council said: “I am delighted that we are partnering with Beryl to deliver an innovative Bike-Share solution for our conurbation. The scheme will be a convenient, flexible and affordable option for both residents and visitors to our area.”

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