Local authorities scoop e-bike funding
Local authorities and public sector agencies including Dundee City Council are rolling out e-bikes with the help of latest funding from Transport Scotland.
Under the second round of the eBike Grant Fund , a total of 27 organisations and community groups across Scotland are being given a share of more than £462,000.
The funding will enable Transport for Edinburgh to receive 37 e-bikes to include in its shared cycle scheme while Dundee City Council is deploying 50 e-bikes. Meanwhile, the Shetland Community Bike Project has partnered with the NHS to promote staff, visitors and residents to use 12 new e-bikes to commute between sites of interest, employment, and local services. And in St Andrews an e-cargo bike is being provided to support sustainable transport on campus and deliver local farm produce to the market.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “There are so many benefits to e-bikes and e-cargo bikes, but for many, the latest advances in e-mobility technology remain unaffordable. While we all anticipate price drops in the future, I’m committed to ensuring that people can access and experience e-bikes in their communities, so that we increase opportunities for people to switch to sustainable, affordable and exciting modes of transportation.”
For the full list of grant winners, click here.