A million miles milestone
LIVERPOOL is all about pedal power as
latest figures show that CityBikes have travelled a million miles around the
Since the scheme launched in May 2014:-
► 204,899 bikes have been hired.
► 49,964 people have subscribed to sign up to the
► More than 25,000 users have rented the bikes around
► The average time people spend on the bikes is around
38 minutes, covering 8 miles within that time .
This news comes as the latest 2015/16 cycling rates have been released for
Liverpool which show that during this period, there has been a rise of 10.2% in
people getting on their bikes. Cabinet Member responsible for Transport,
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said:- "We always knew the Citybike scheme
would be popular, but to hit the million miles landmark a little over 2 years
after launching the initiative is staggering. There is a real mass appeal of our
green bikes; whether it's tourists exploring the City, residents getting out and
about or business people using them to get from A to B there is a huge variety
or users who are making the most of this value for money service. With stations
located across the City and 1,000 bikes, we're confident the scheme will go from
strength to strength; so here's to the next million miles!"
Mayoral Lead for City Wellbeing and champion for promoting cycling in the city,
Councillor Tim Beaumont, said:- "As a City we take cycling extremely
seriously and our aim is to be the fastest growing City for cycling in the UK by
2026, which will in turn improve people's health and wellbeing. We want to
ensure there are no barriers when it comes to people taking up cycling, and CityBike
is a great example of this as it's an easy and hassle free way to travel around
the City. I'm sure the scheme will go continue to be hugely popular and will
help us achieve our cycling goals over the next few years."
For more information, visit:-
CityBikeLiverpool.Co.UK. The strategy
can be found by clicking on