The Big Issue eBikes have been on the road since February, helping people in Bristol get around in a healthy and environmentally friendly way – but now we need to ask for help.
Bristol was the first British city to be named European Green Capital, and the uptake for the eBikes has shown this spirit lives on. The fleet of bikes are projected to prevent around 1,900 car journeys every day.
The eBikes, available 24/7, all have different names, and those supporting them are also helping create opportunities for marginalised people. The eBikes scheme recruits previously unemployed people, trains them up, and gets them back into work to keep things running smoothly.
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But vandalism is putting the scheme at risk. It’s not believed to be from people taking part in the scheme – but it’s a serious problem.
We need your support to ensure the bikes are available for a long time to come.
Less than a month after its launch, vandalism forced the scheme to reduce access in southern parts of the city. A previous bike hire scheme, YoBikes, was forced to pull out of Bristol after high levels of vandalism.