Beryl installs more bike bays in Wymondham, Norfolk
Beryl’s installation of additional bike bays across the county will support Norfolk County Council in increasing the availability of more sustainable forms of transport, as it works to reduce the number of cars on the roads.
Beryl has announced that it has installed four more bike bays in Wymondham in addition to the two which had been put in place in July 2022, as Norfolk County Council aims to increase the availability of sustainable forms of transport and cut the number of cars on the roads.
The council is working towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030, with the UK government’s ambition to reach the same status by 2050. Since Beryl bikes arrived in Wymondham more than 1,800km have been covered by around 450 journeys starting and finishing at the bays in the town.
Sites at Ketts Park car park, Postmill Close, Harts Farm Road and Tuttles Lane have been provided by South Norfolk Council – which leases the land from Wymondham Town Council – and there are now more than 100 bike bays across the county under a pilot shared bike, e-bike and e-scooter scheme run in partnership with Beryl. A fifth new bay will be installed soon at Copper Smith Way in Wymondham and further bays are planned to arrive in neighbouring Hethersett, as well as more bays within Norwich.
Beryl CEO Philip Ellis said: “Our Norwich scheme – with its three modes – is a great example of how delivering a range of services can better contribute towards the aims of an integrated transport network. Each type of transport has its own benefits and appeals that complement each other and our introduction of new modes of sustainable transport in Norwich has, each time, led to an increase in the popularity of existing modes.”
Councillor Robert Savage, who represents Wymondham for the County Council and is also a South Norfolk Council and Wymondham town councillor, said: “I am delighted to see the scheme expanding, not just in the town but for the network in general as this will strengthen our work to reduce reliance on motor transport and place greater emphasis on sustainable and more environmentally friendly forms of travel.”
South Norfolk Council Cabinet member Richard Elliott said: “As a Council we understand the benefits of regular exercise and the need to protect the environment. We are really pleased to be able to support this project for more sustainable transport and look forward to people taking the opportunity to get out and about on two wheels without harming the environment.”
Beryl e-scooters can be used on roads, cycle lanes, carriageways and other areas where cycling is permitted but not on pavements. Every Beryl e-scooters has vehicle approval from the Department for Transport (DfT), ensuring it meets the highest safety standards.
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