OXONBIKE is a mixed fleet of 80 bikes, 22 of which are electric bikes at 14 docking stations across Oxford. The scheme connects major employment centres including the Hospitals and Universities in Headington with the city centre and Park & Ride sites, enabling business and commuter trips to be conveniently made by bike. A further 8 ebikes are being added at Oxford railway station.
The scheme expansion is funded by the Shared Electric Bike Programme, with match funding from the University of Oxford. It aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality through active travel.
Adam Bows, Sustainable Transport Manager at the University of Oxford said “The addition of e-bikes to the OXONBIKE fleet will take the pain out of cycling up Headington Hill and enable more University staff to travel quickly and sustainably between the Science Area, the OUH hospital sites in Oxford and Old Road Campus”.
13% of survey respondents in the rest of the UK said they have begun cycling as a result of the bike share scheme
A much more even gender balance amongst bike share users, with 57% male and 42% female compared to 75% male and 25% female for all cycling trips
20% of respondents used bike share in conjunction with the bus and 40% with train, indicating how bike share is complementary with public transport
22% said they previously travelled by car or taxi suggesting potential for bike share in reducing congestion and pollution.
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