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Saturday, 1 November 2008

Pay as you go Cycling Arrives in Bristol

The new pay-as-you-go cycle project has been launched (if ten bikes located at UWE may justifiably be described in such grand terms).

Hourbike requires users to register their membership online and then pay £1 by the hour for the use of the bikes, which are kept in secure parking areas and released through an individual PIN. The first 30 minutes are free.

The scheme is the first visible element of the much-publicised plan to spend M £20 of public money on turning Bristol into a cycling city. The plan has to be a good one in broad terms, though the Bristol Blogger, among others, has a much more detailed analysis of aspects of the overall scheme here.

When Hourbike moves to the city centre from its Frenchay base, I'll be signing up.

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