As part of Croydon’s ambition to become London’s greenest borough, hundreds of dockless electric bicycles will be arriving to offer residents and visitors a new and greener way to travel.
The bikes can be accessed and locked using a mobile app and will be distributed at key areas across the borough.
Lime, a company which provides dockless e-bikes in Milton Keynes, Brent, Ealing and Islington, will be bringing 200 e-bikes to Croydon for a year-long trial starting this month.
Each one will be fitted with a GPS, locks, a bell as well as front and rear lights and reflectors.
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport, said: “Work with Lime will allow us to offer more sustainable transport options for residents.”
“We’re working hard to make greener and more sustainable travel across Croydon easier for everyone.”
He added: “We want Croydon to become one of the greenest boroughs in London and bringing a scheme like this into the borough is one of the ways we are trying to achieve this.”
Croydon has already introduced Schools Streets, bike hangars, electric vehicle charging points and more this year.
Jaanaki Momaya, General Manager for Lime UK, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our shared, dockless, e-bike scheme to Croydon. Croydon is one of London’s populous boroughs and is very active in promoting cycling and other green travel options.”
“It’s exciting to be able to work together to bring our zero-emission transport offering to the borough and provide residents with a new sustainable way to travel.”
“At Lime, we want to help Londoners tackle the dangerous levels of air pollution in the capital and empower residents to reduce the environmental impact of their journeys,” he added.
If the trial goes well, more bikes could come to the borough.