Over 70 new on-street dockless bike bays installed in Hackney
Over 70 new dockless bike bays have been installed in Hackney, as part of the Council’s landmark agreement with Beryl and Jump to introduce dockless bikes to the borough.
The bays, which have been funded by both operators, have replaced car parking spaces, with only dockless bikes allowed to park in them, ensuring that the borough’s pavements remain accessible to everyone.
Following the installation of the bays, residents are set to be able to try out the new dockless bikes as Beryl and Jump introduce 50 bikes each over the Christmas period.
The operators are celebrating the launch by offering everyone in Hackney access to free rides over the festive period, with people encouraged to feed back on the bikes ahead of the wider rollout of 500 bikes in the new year.
The bikes will provide a range of benefits for those looking to cycle for one-way trips, with Jump bikes costing £1 plus 12p a minute for its electrically assisted bikes and Beryl bikes available from just 5p per minute on its prepaid minute bundles or 5p per minute with a £1 unlock fee on the Pay As You Ride pass for its pedal-powered bikes.
Riders who leave their bikes outside of the bays will face an additional charge from the operators.
We’re London’s top borough for cycling, but bike sharing schemes are only available in the very south of the borough. This landmark agreement with Beryl and Jump will see dockless bikes roll out across Hackney, bringing the benefits of one-way cycling trips to residents, reclaiming parking spaces from cars, and eliminating global warming pollution by encouraging more people to walk and cycle. The new bays, which have been financed in partnership with Beryl and Jump, will overwhelmingly be installed on the road to ensure our pavements are fully accessible to pedestrians.
Philip Ellis, CEO of Beryl Bikes said: “We built our bike share here in Hackney, we could not be prouder to be bringing bikeshare back to the area. At Beryl, our mission is to lower the barrier to cycling and help as many people as possible to enjoy their cities by bike. We know that changing habits and replacing that first car journey with a bike ride can be difficult, especially in the winter months, so we’re offering everyone the chance to enjoy Beryl Bikes totally free for a full day.
“Our hybrid scheme has been built to incentivise users to park responsibly, and we are very excited to partner with Hackney Council and champion green transport by working to repurpose car parking spaces in the borough. We look forward to all the feedback from Hackney residents and visitors in the coming weeks and months, please get in touch!”
Dinika Mahtani, General Manager for JUMP in London, said: “We’re excited to launch our JUMP e-bikes in Hackney, one of London’s top cycling boroughs. Together with Hackney Council, we’re working to encourage more active and environmentally friendly travel with shared electric bikes. Already, more than 60,000 Londoners have taken their first JUMP trip and this is just the beginning with plans to expand in the new year.”
People who want to feed back on how the service is operating, or report a dockless bike that isn’t parked in one of the new bays, should contact each operator directly:
Beryl: contact them in their app or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jump: contact them in their app or online at: jump.com/gb/en/contact-us/
If a bike from another operator is obstructing the pavement, residents should contact the Council at email@example.com or 020 8356 8023. The Council will then pick the bike up and store it at its Millfields depot until it’s collected.
Redeeming the discount code
Beryl are offering all riders in London the opportunity to try their bikes for a full day free by using the code FREEDAYLDN. Simply download the Beryl app and enter the code at sign up or in the ‘promotions’ tab. From redemption, riders will have a full 24 hours of access to enjoy the Hackney and wider London bike share scheme. You can find more details about the promotion directly in the beryl app beryl.app/Hackney or on the Beryl community blog at beryl.cc/news/free-day-london-promotion.
Jump is offering all Londoners one free 15-minute trip* valid from Wednesday 18 December - Wednesday 26 December.
*The £3.00 promo code is valid for JUMP riders for one JUMP bike ride, which begins and ends in the London JUMP zone indicated in your app, and applies from 12:01pm on 18 December 2019 to 11:59pm on 26 December 2019. The £3 discount includes the £1 unlock fee per trip. You will be charged 12p per minute after the £3 is used up. Total free rental time is a total of 16 minutes over one trip. Offer cannot be used in combination with other promotions or discounts. Offer can only be used once by each Jump rider. Charges for incorrect parking will still apply and are not subject to the discount. Offer is subject to the Terms & Conditions, found at jump.com/promo-terms.
To redeem your free JUMP trip in Hackney
Download and open your Uber app between 18-26 December, 2019
Tap the bicycle in the bottom right corner of the main screen. You’ll see all JUMP bicycles nearby.
Select a JUMP bike nearby to ride and click ‘Reserve’
On the '£1.00 to reserve' page tap ‘Change’ next to your default card information
Click ‘Add promo code’ and enter ‘HACKNEYLAUNCH’
Press the ‘x’ to return to the booking page and start your ride!