Bike share schemes are publicly available bikes that can be hired by the hour or by the day. Schemes are either docked (bikes must be left and collected from specific docking areas) or dockless (bikes can be left and collected from anywhere within a specific radius).
The benefits of bike share schemes are:
- zero emission journeys
- helps you travel actively – improving health, fitness and wellbeing
- cheaper than the car – you only pay for the journeys you take
- enables you to try out cycling without the commitment of buying a bike
- access to a bike without the need for storage
From Dundee to Exeter, bike share schemes are popping up throughout our cities. To find out where your nearest bike share is, check out CoMoUK’s Bike Share Map.
There may also be smaller, community-led bike share schemes in your area. See our case study of Shetland’s Community Bike Project.