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Dockless electric-assist bikes cycle to Brent

10 December 2018

Hundreds of dockless electric- assisted bikes will soon hit the streets of Brent.

Lime, the urban mobility company launched their bikes at Brent's civic centre on Friday 7 December.

Called Lime-E, the dockless, electric-assist bikes are equipped with a 250-watt motor and have a maximum assisted speed of 14.8 miles per hour. The electric battery reduces the effort required to cycle, making the bikes suitable and accessible for people of any age or fitness level.

The Lime app makes it simple to find, unlock and pick up a nearby e-bike. They will cost riders £1 to unlock and an additional 15 pence per minute of riding time.

1,000 Lime e-bikes will be located in Brent & Ealing initially by the end of the month.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of the council, said: We're proud to be one of the first Boroughs in London to be able to offer our residents the opportunity to access Lime's new, innovative, and environmentally friendly service. Electric bikes are a convenient and easy way to get around - helping more people out of cars and onto bikes. We hope they will play an important role in reducing the environmental impact of many journeys across the Borough."

Cllr Tatler, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways & Planning, said: "This is great news. We want more people to cycle in Brent and these bikes will help us to do this. The fact that they are emission-free, convenient and fun to use will appeal to many people who want a cleaner and healthier way to travel. This is one of a whole suite of initiatives we have coming forward to encourage residents to travel sustainably."

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