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Bike hire scheme wheels into ECCI

ECCI has been selected to host a rental site as part of Edinburgh’s new cycle hire scheme.

During August 2018, ECCI and the University of Edinburgh will be helping Transport for Edinburgh to test ‘Your Bike’ - the new city bike hire scheme.

Bikes will be available in the courtyard of ECCI and in other locations around the University - including George Square, Bristo Square and King’s Buildings – and across the city centre.

Residents, staff and students are invited to volunteer to take part in the testing phase over August.

When the project rolls out later in the year, 200 eye-catching blue bikes will be on offer around the city, with a further 300 manual and 100 electric bikes added by April 2019.

Users will be able to hire the bikes using a simple smartphone app, with flexible hire options. The scheme’s cycles will be the first in the UK to feature an innovative hybrid lock which allows for parking at docking stations as well as in designated dockless parking areas.

Look out for the docking station being installed today in the ECCI courtyard and contact Matt McNulty if you’d like to volunteer for the trial.