Success stories

BTN BikeShare

“The most successful bike share scheme in the UK outside London.”

Snapshot

Location

Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Launch

August 2017

Scheme

450 GPS-tracked smart pedal bikes 50 hubs

Docking system

Hybrid docked and dockless, modular ‘easy install’ stands.

Analytics

Latest generation smart bikes and backend system provide a wealth of data and metrics, including usage data, heat maps, maintenance data, user trends and redistribution patterns. Real-time metrics, and KPI tracking and analysis are also available.

Investment

£1.16 million in government start-up funding plus a £290,000 local council investment.

Outcomes

1 million rides and 2 million
miles ridden by June 2019

Regularly exceeds 4 RPBPD
(Rides Per Bike Per Day)

Cost benefit ratio 7.5:1

Scheme being extended to
600 bikes and 75 hubs

Impact

The BTN BikeShare scheme successfully increased the number and types of people cycling in the city and has been well-received and well-used by both residents and tourists.

There is also clear evidence of improved health outcomes in the city. Since its launch, the scheme has generated over £500,000 in health benefits, with a reported long-term projection of £1.98 million. BTN BikeShare has also delivered an operational revenue surplus each year, 50 per cent of which goes back to the council.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to BTN Bike Share is being offered free to NHS staff and carers working for the council.

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Liverpool Citybike

One of the UK’s longest running and largest bike share schemes outside London

Snapshot

Location

Liverpool, Merseyside

Launch

May 2014

Scheme

Launched with 1,000 pedal bikes
100 electric bikes added in summer 2020
100 hubs

Docking system

Docked smart system with powered stands.

Analytics

Latest generation smart bikes and backend system provide a wealth of data and metrics, including usage data, heat maps, maintenance data, user trends and redistribution patterns. Real-time metrics and analysis are also available.

Investment

£1.5 million from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

Outcomes

145,000 members

500,000 rentals reached by late 2020

Scheme extended to include 100 electric bikes in 2020.

Impact

Citybike is one of the UK’s largest bike share schemes outside London, with hubs located throughout the city centre, out towards the airport and up into North Liverpool.

The scheme is very popular and after seven years continues to attract customers, old and new. Building on this success, a number of electric bikes were added to the fleet in 2020, boosting the schemes success even further.

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