A trial e-bike scheme was launched in May, this trial will work alongside the existing e-scooter hire scheme in and around Aylesbury. E-bikes are for those travelling longer distances and following a trial in the Waddesdon area it has been recommended that an e-bike hire scheme on a zonal basis be introduced initially in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.
The plan is to gather seasonal patterns in usage and to see how they interact with e-scooters in trial areas. The bikes will have a speed limit of 15mph, be GPS monitored and tracked, geo-fenced to only operate in certain areas meaning that the motor cuts out in designated locations, such as pedestrian zones, and will come equipped with a bell and light for safety. They are legal to use in the same locations as conventional pedal bikes.