Micromobility operator Tier has announced its latest expansion in London, launching dockless e-bikes in west London.
Tier, which already runs an e-scooter fleet across London as part of Transport for London’s scooter trial, and operates an e-bike scheme in Islington, has now launched its electric bikes in Hammersmith and Fulham.
The Berlin-based company said it aims to offer more micromobility options to Londoners, to help combat congestion and pollution in the capital.
Tier‘s Georgia Yexley, general manager for UK and Ireland, said: “Tier is passionate about helping residents navigate their cities using greener modes of transport, to help cut emissions and improve air quality in the places they work and live. E-bikes are a great addition to our offering, encouraging people to ditch their cars and hop on a greener, cleaner vehicle that suits them.
“We’re delighted to be bringing our e-bikes to Hammersmith and Fulham following their introduction to London, in Islington, last year. Even the smallest changes to our travel habits can make a big difference, and by introducing these vehicles to the area, we hope to replace more short car journeys with our e-bikes.”
Up to 250 Tier e-bikes will now be available from parking backs across the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and will be charged at the same rate as scooters – £1 to unlock and 15p per minute.
Regular riders, such as those using e-bikes for full or partial commutes, can benefit from day and monthly passes. London e-bike customers can now start and end their rides in dedicated and marked parking bays in Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as virtual parking bays in Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Kensington & Chelsea.
Tier riders can also benefit from the UK Access Scheme, which provides 50% off all trips for six months for jobseekers, students, and Blue Light Card holders.
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Councillor Wesley Harcourt, cabinet member for climate change and ecology at Hammersmith and Fulham council, said: “Today, we celebrate 1,000 electric rental bicycles in Hammersmith and Fulham – another important milestone on the road to becoming the greenest borough in Britain.
“On top of our growing e-bike fleet, we’re working hard to create more protected bike lanes in the borough to make cycling accessible and safe for all.
“Putting H&F on the map for cyclists is part of the actions we’re taking to help our residents make better travel choices – for themselves, and the environment.”