Beryl launches new e-bike scheme in Hertsmere, England

Posted: 14 October 2022 | | No comments yet

Beryl’s latest e-bike scheme aims to encourage the adoption of sustainable mobility, with over 28,000 people across Hertsmere no more than a five minute walk from a Beryl Bay.

Beryl scheme

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Micro-mobility operator Beryl and Hertsmere Borough Council have announced that they launched a brand new bike and e-bike share scheme. From 20 October 2022, a new fleet of 25 bikes and 20 e-bikes will be available to hire via the Beryl app. 

The bikes can be hired from and returned to 24 ‘Beryl Bays’, which have been located as conveniently as possible following consultation with communities and key stakeholders. This means that 28,089 people are no more than a five minute walk from a bay, which represents 87.5 per cent of the service area’s population.

Beryl CEO and Co-founder, Phil Ellis, said: “One of our core aims is to remove the barriers to sustainable travel and inspire more people to take it up, so we are delighted to be launching our latest scheme in Hertsmere. We already operate many multimodal share schemes across the country and will use our wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure we provide the best possible service for our users.”

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Councillor Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment at Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “I am delighted to launch our new cycle hire scheme with Beryl Bikes. Setting up the bike scheme in Borehamwood is an exciting opportunity not only to help improve air quality, but help people get active and even save money at a time when fuel is so expensive. It will bring sustainable and equitable growth to Hertsmere. The cycle hire scheme is just one part of our sustainability aims and our commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions no later than 2050. The provision of a non-polluting transport alternative will bring positive impacts to our environment and the health and wellbeing of our local communities. It’s simple and cheap to hire a bike, so why not give it a try.” 

Riders can pay for their journeys in a variety of ways to suit individual needs and circumstances. The Beryl app is available for free download on the App Store for iOS, and the Google Play Store for Android users.