From Brighton & Hove City Council –
The council is working to set up a bike sharing service for the city to launch in May 2017.
We hope to have 430 bikes and 50 docking stations across the city, open 24 hours a day, all year round.
The aim is to provide an easy, healthy way to get around the city for residents, visitors and commuters. View a map of the proposed area of the scheme.
Tell us what you think
We would like to hear from the people who live, work and visit Brighton & Hove about what would help make you want to use the service and what would make sure the service feel part of the city.
We are looking for a company to operate the Bikeshare scheme and will be appointing one in the autumn.
The council is looking for an operator that can provide a range of options for hiring a bike to help residents, workers, rail commuters and visitors to Brighton & Hove to make use of a simple, attractive bike sharing system.
Bike hub locations
Bike hub locations will be finalised when the operator is in place and they will be in high-density areas where people would find them most convenient. They will be on commuter routes and near other transport hubs like stations, and have a consistent coverage across the scheme area.
There will be formal consultation on locations that require changes to Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and any public representations will be brought to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee.
The total capital cost of the scheme is £1.45 million. An award of £1.16 million has been granted by the Coast to Capital (C2C) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) with match funding of £290,000 from Brighton & Hove City Council.
If you’d like to get in touch about the bike sharing scheme, please contact BHBikeShare@brighton-hove.gov.uk.