Council Commissions “Cycle Share” Study
Posted by chdot on February 26, 2008
Photo by Hugo*
Following the great success of the Vélib scheme in Paris (Launched in July 2007 – 20,600 bikes and 1,451 ‘stations’) mass hire/share schemes are all the rage. (London is starting with 6,000 bikes.)
Multinational consultants Halcrow (“founded in Scotland in 1868”) has been commissioned “to undertake an initial study to assess the potential feasibility of introducing a cycle share scheme in Edinburgh. Cycle share schemes provide for greater mode choice and flexibility by facilitating short term cycle hire and provide the opportunity for single trips to be made by enabling users (residents, visitors or commuters) to hire a bike from one location and leave it at another.”
“As part of the study we are interested to gather the views of stakeholders and would like to hear your views on the feasibility of introducing a cycle share scheme in Edinburgh, including:
- Would you support the introduction of a scheme in Edinburgh?
- Do you think there would be demand for a scheme in Edinburgh?
- In which areas/locations do you think the stations should be located?
- What would you see as the main benefits?
- Do you think that there would be any problems/disadvantages?
- Do you have any experience of using a cycle share scheme? (good or bad)
- Do you have any other comments about such a scheme?”
Comments should be sent by 14th March 2008 to SCS AT halcrow.com or by post to
Pamela Gidney, Halcrow Group Limited, 16 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6LB