Cambridge Electric Transport works with Cambridge Science Park to achieve e-bike target
Cambridge Electric Transport has succeeded in achieving its target of over 50 users using its e-bikes in the Cambridge Science Park e-bike pilot. Over 50 users from over 20 different companies have used the electric bike scheme to date, collecting them from Longstanton Park and Ride and returning them to the same location.
The e-bike scheme has been available to employees of the Cambridge Science Park during the months of July and August, giving them an opportunity to go to work in a more sustainable way and save money at the same time. Over 50 employees from over 20 different companies have been getting on the bikes at Longstanton and returning them to the same location with bike side assistance as part of the service.
“I have found it easy to ride and would definitely use it if it became a permanent arrangement,” said Sarah Ward of The Royal Society of Chemistry, speaking about her experience of the e-bikes.
Other employees described the e-bikes as:
- Easy to use
- Comfortable – “the seat, being thick gives a comfortable ride”
- Can set off for work when you want
- No cramped bus journey
- Much cheaper, more flexible
The trial is now being extended to the other North Cambridgeshire business parks including St John’s Innovation Centre, the Cambridge Business Park and Allia Future Business Centre. One of the first business parks to try the bikes was Allia Future Business Centre, a try out show was available for staff to try the bikes out for themselves. Allia Future Business Centre recently won an award for its Peterborough office being one of the most environmentally friendly in the UK.
CETC develops and manages a range of zero-emission transport solutions and services based on lightweight electric vehicles, piloting them initially in Cambridge for deployment across the world.