Exciting new era for BTN BikeShare as Beryl announced as new provider
The UK’s leading micromobility provider, Beryl, have agreed a contract with Brighton and Hove City Council to deliver the city’s new e-bike share scheme.
Work is now underway between the council and Beryl to relaunch a new and improved scheme in the spring of 2023, which will include:
- At least 60% of the new fleet of bikes will be electric
- 312 new pedal-only bikes to replace the existing pedal-only fleet with a further 468 e-bikes to make up a fleet of 780 total.
- More bike docking stations around the city to make the scheme truly city wide
- A range of tariff options for users
- A new sponsor partnership offer
Phil Ellis CEO of Beryl said: “Our core aim is to remove the barriers to sustainable travel for as many people as possible, encouraging people out of the car by providing them with a sustainable, convenient, reliable, cost-effective and fun alternative.
“We’re very experienced at delivering schemes with local authority partners and we look forward to working closely with Brighton and Hove City Council and with key stakeholders to ensure this scheme provides the best possible service to users.
“Ultimately, by getting more people using two-wheeled transport, we can help reduce congestion and harmful carbon emissions while improving public health and the quality of the region’s air.”
Easy, active and sustainable
Councillor Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee said: “It’s very exciting to have a new operator on board. Beryl has a proven track record for delivering and operating cycle hire schemes nationwide and I can’t wait to see the new look fleet, with electric bikes, hit the streets of Brighton & Hove next year.
“Cycle hire is a fantastic way of getting around the city in an easy, active and sustainable way. BTN BikeShare is a community asset we can be very proud of as we enter a new era for the scheme.”
“I’d also like to thank the current operator Hourbike for operating the scheme since its launch in 2017. It’s thanks to their hard work, skill and dedication that BTN BikeShare has been such a success story for the city.
“It’s very exciting to have a new operator on board. Beryl has a proven track record for delivering and operating cycle hire schemes nationwide and I can’t wait to see the new look fleet, with electric bikes, hit the streets of Brighton & Hove next year.