The Borough of Islington has partnered up with micromobility company TIER to launch 500 e-bikes around the area, with plans to roll out more across the capital in 2022.
“We’re working tirelessly to help tackle the climate emergency by making Islington a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live,” said councillor Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s executive member for environment and transport.
“By enabling more sustainable modes of transport, we can make the borough a place where everyone – including the approximately 70 per cent of Islington households that do not own a car – travel safely and easily.”
Chosen in May as one of the main operators for the ongoing e-scooter trial, TIER will charge e-bike users at the same rate as e-scooter riders, £1 to unlock and £0.15 per minute riding, offering daily and monthly passes to regular customers.
“We’re really excited to bring our e-bikes to London following their successful introduction in York this year,” said Georgia Yaxley, TIER’s head of cities UK and Ireland. “With the ULEZ expanding and Londoners thinking more about how they can travel sustainably, we want to provide them with an active and sustainable as well as accessible and affordable option to get around the city.”
TIER’s announcement comes off the back of a series D funding where the company raised $200m at a $2bn valuation.