E-bikes offer new active travel opportunities from thameslink stations

Lime, the urban mobility company, is now providing Lime-E dockless electric-assist bike hotspots at key Thameslink train stations in the Greater London Area. 

Initially located at West Hampstead Thameslink and Essex Road – the hotspots house up to 20 Lime-E bikes. The bikes will be made available every morning for commuters offering emission-free, affordable and convenient form of transport to quickly complete the ‘last mile’ of their journeys – helping to get them from the station to their destination.

Lime-E bikes are equipped with a 250-watt motor and rechargeable lithium battery, which reduces the effort required to cycle, making the bikes suitable and accessible for people of any age or fitness level. The Lime app makes it simple to find, unlock and pick up a nearby e-bike. They cost riders £1 to unlock and an additional 15 pence per minute of riding time. 

A recent report by Go-Ahead and RunFriendly found that 54% of walkers, 36% of cyclists and 39% of runners say that their journey gives them time and space to think about their day, and a majority of commuters using active modes of transport agreed that their first or last miles were relaxing and enjoyable.

Read more and download the full report at www.go-ahead.com




Mark Anderson