TIER Mobility launches 500 e-bikes in Islington, UK
European micro-mobility company TIER Mobility has announced the launch of 500 of its e-bikes in Islington, UK, with ambitious plans to roll out the green transport option across more of London in 2022.
TIER – one of London’s chosen operators for the current e-scooter trial – believes that its e-bikes can help to cut congestion and pollution in the capital by encouraging Londoners to move around the city in a sustainable way.
The company’s e-bike deployment, and its plans to launch similar schemes in the near future, could help to reduce reliance on cars, giving Londoners more choice following the recent expansion in London of the ULEZ to all areas within the North and South Circular Roads.
According to the Urban Transport Group (UTG), an evaluation of e-bike schemes across continental Europe found that typically around half of e-bike trips replaced car trips.
The launch follows the successful introduction of TIER’s e-bikes in European cities including Paris and Eindhoven, as well as in the UK in April 2021 in York.
TIER’s London e-bikes will initially be available from parking bays across Islington and will be charged at the same rate as e-scooters – £1 to unlock and £0.15 per minute riding. Regular riders, such as those using e-bikes for full or partial commutes, can benefit from day and monthly passes.