One of the local projects Transition BH Hub is supporting this month is an exciting new transport initiative called FIZZ BIKES. It aims to get 10% of commuters in Bournemouth and Poole out of their cars and onto bikes (electric or pedal). This would generate a significant critical mass of cyclists, leading to a huge incentive for better cycle infrastructure as well as improvements in health and air quality.
A six-month pilot project has started. Four electric (pedal assist) bikes have been given to four lucky members of staff at a large organization in Poole. Their use of the bikes will be monitored by the “BetterPoints” mobile phone-based app, giving all the data anyone needs to evaluate the project.
Next a leasing platform will be set up in the form of a social enterprise, scaling up the number of bikes available. For more information contact Felicity Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org