Queens Park To Get ‘Boris Bike’ Hub
The Pepperpot area in Queens Park has been slated as a hub for the council’s new social bike (‘SoBi’) scheme for Brighton & Hove.
Queens Park just sneeks into the proposed SoBi catchment area for the project (see map), with the Pepperpot selected as one of 46 hubs in the city. See all the locations below.
For a minimum charge of £2 (£8 a day, or £72 a year), residents will be able hire a bike and drop it off at hub locations stretching from Hove in the west, to Falmer in the north and Brighton Marina in the east.
The bike sharing scheme should be up and running by June 2017.
The council has awarded a three year contract to run the city’s new bike share scheme to UK owned operator Hourbike. Hourbike, who operate sharing schemes in other cities including Liverpool, Oxford and Reading, was selected as the preferred bidder after a tender process.
The company will be responsible for managing and maintaining the service, similar to the so called ‘Boris bikes’ in London, as well as supplying the bikes and associated equipment.
See full details on the council website here.