Scotland’s Bike Share and a Greener Future

About The Webinar

2020 has seen a boom in cycling, with a 77% increase during the lockdown leading to positive behavioural and environmental changes.  As bike share is accessible, affordable and flexible it can play an increasingly important role in Scotland’s green recovery. But how can we optimize bike share to improve the health of the nation, boost the environment and serve Scotland’s communities?

You are invited to our second webinar in the Scotland Co-mobility series ‘Pedalling a Green Recovery’ where we will be exploring how we can unlock the potential of bike share in Scotland and giving a snap shot of the different types of schemes providing healthy, affordable and low carbon forms of travel in communities across the country.

Cllr Anna Richardson of Glasgow City Council will be discussing the city’s free bike share initiative and talking about the vision to transform Glasgow’s cycling and walking networks.

Oliver O’Brien of University College London and European Editor of the Bike Share Map will give an overview of the big data trends in bike share and the opportunities and challenges this presents for a greener transport recovery.

Shirley Paterson from Forth Environment Link will share her insights about the UK’s first school bike share scheme.

Tim Hughes from Dunblane Community E-bike Loan Scheme will share a community’s approach to running a bike share scheme and reflections on the future of its expansion.

A Q&A session will follow the presentations.
About this webinar
This webinar is for anyone who wants to learn more about:

  • Scottish bike share schemes

  • How the pandemic has affected them

  • Success stories from community-led projects

  • How to start your own bike share scheme

  • Harriet Cross, Host

    Harriet is a Senior Development Officer with CoMoUK and supports the development of shared transport schemes across Scotland.

  • Anna Richardson

    Cllr Richardson is Glasgow City Council’s Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction.

  • Oliver O'Brien

    Oliver is a researcher in geodemographics and urban data science at the Consumer Data Research Centre at University College London.

  • Shirley Paterson

    Shirley is the Active Travel Development Manager for Forth Environment Link. where she is responsible for the development of Forth Bike, Scotland’s first and largest electric bike share scheme.

  • Tim Hughes

    Tim is the lead volunteer in a Community E-bike Loan Scheme in Dunblane, operating 2 e-bikes that are available to any local adult residents.

  • Lorna Finlayson

    Lorna is the Scotland Director for CoMoUK.

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