Santander Cycles Leicester
Docking stations for the bikes are already in place in key locations across the city centre and once fully operational, Santander Cycles Leicester will feature a fleet of more than 500 cycles and 50 docking stations, making it the largest docked e-bike share scheme in the UK.
The scheme began running for testers in January 2021, before opening up to wider use in April 2021, to coincide with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
The £600,000 project is being funded by a partnership made up of Leicester City Council – following the council’s successful bid to the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities fund – with sponsorship from Santander UK and additional investment from the operator, Ride On, and their delivery partner Enzen Global.
Leicester City Council has a package of nearly £80million, including funding from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund, to spend on a range of major projects. As well as the bike share scheme, these include developing better walking and cycling links and the successful upgrade to electric park and ride buses.
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