Having been operating electric scooters across Ealing since June 2021, mobility hire company TIER is to now offer electric bikes to Ealing residents and visitors.
The move by the Berlin-based company comes as Ealing Council has also renewed its partnership with TIER rival Lime to offer more Lime bikes across the borough.
Up to 500 electric bikes will be made available for people to use and first -time riders can get two free unlocks and 20 minutes of free riding as part of an introductory offer by using the code EALINGTIER when signing up to the service.
After the offer, users pay £1 each time to unlock a bike and then 19p a minute to use it. Daily and monthly subscriptions are also available.
A 50% off discount off all trips for 6 months is available for jobseekers, students and Blue Light Card holders.
Georgia Yexley, general manager for UK and Ireland, TIER, commented: “With the introduction of our e-bikes to Ealing, residents have more micro-mobility options for a wider range of journeys. For example our e-bikes have a front basket, perfect for a trip to the shops or for holding your bag on the commute. The more alternatives available the easier it is for Londoners to leave the car at home and choose active travel, cutting emissions and reducing congestion.”
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council cabinet member for climate action said: “Cycling is a great alternative to getting in the car for shorter journeys and by supporting residents to make this positive shift, we will be able to slash the harmful emissions which cause air pollution and contribute to the climate crisis. That is why I am delighted that Ealing Council has again worked to boost its provision of dockless e-bike hire in the borough. We want to help local people in all our town centres get quick, easy and cheap access to a bike, whether they use the hire scheme everyday as part of their commute, or just occasionally when it suits them.”