Micromobility operator TIER has launched a fleet of 500 e-bikes in London, after agreeing to a partnership with the borough of Islington.
TIER is one of three operators currently taking part in the London e-scooter trial and plans to roll out more of its micromobility devices across the capital next year.
The firm has deployed fleets of e-bikes in cities across Europe including Paris, Eindhoven, and York.
Available from parking pays in Islington, riders will pay £1 to unlock the device and then £0.15 per minute.
“At TIER we are passionate about cutting emissions and improving air quality in cities across Europe,” said Georgia Yexley, Head of Cities UK and Ireland at TIER.
“We know e-bikes can play a significant role in encouraging people to ditch their cars and switch to greener modes of transport.
“We’re really excited to bring our e-bikes to London following their successful introduction in York this year. With the ULEZ expanding and Londoners thinking more about how they can travel sustainably, we want to provide them with an active and sustainable as well as accessible and affordable option to get around the city.”
Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, added: “We’re working tirelessly to help tackle the climate emergency by making Islington a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live.
“By enabling more sustainable modes of transport, we can make the borough a place where everyone – including the approximately 70 per cent of Islington households that do not own a car – travel safely and easily.
“The arrival of TIER’s e-bike service in Islington will provide another environmentally-friendly, convenient and fun way to travel around our borough, and we look forward to seeing local people taking up the opportunity to use them.”