While many cities have seen their rental schemes break down in recent months, it appears Aberdeen is still passionate about the promotion of sustainable travel.
Just this week, a new bike hire plan has been given the green light, with Aberdeen working on its own version of the Boris Bike.
Agreeing on a new private ownership model for the bikes, Councillors on Aberdeen City Council’s city growth and resources committee passed the proposal of a bike hire scheme going public.
Now, members will look to engage with private firms to bring their idea to fruition.
According to the individuals behind this venture, they have uncovered a huge appetite for bike hire in Aberdeen, wanting to follow in the footsteps of places like Edinburgh and Dundee which boast successful bike hire schemes.
Suggested ‘docks’ for these rental bikes are Aberdeen Airport, Union Street at the Music Hall, Broad Street, Robert Gordon University King Street and Duthie Park/Deeside Way; all of which see large numbers of tourists and residents pass by.
Convener of the committee, Douglas Lumsden, said the council was “another step closer” to seeing its bike scheme introduced.
He added: “It’s good to see progress is being made and we’re another step closer to getting a bike hire scheme within the city as we try to encourage more people out of their cars and into more sustainable transport options.”
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