Decision details

Electric Bikes Options

Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The aim of this paper is to identify, assess and recommend options to encourage the use of electric bicycles.

Decisions:

Ian Baker, Lead Officer - Sustainable Transport, presented the report.

 

Members spoke of their own experience of using electric bikes and safety measures that cyclists should employ (hi-vis vests and helmets specifically). Councillor Tony Shields proposed an additional recommendation “to raise awareness of the importance of using appropriate safety equipment because of the speed of electric bikes” which was seconded by Councillor Steve Penneck.

 

RESOLVED: that

1.    Options 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 be agreed to encourage public e-bike use and ownership within existing budgets.

2.    It be noted that e-bike demand will be monitored to inform future work and funding bids for projects, including, but not limited to, grants to subsidise e-bikes rental/purchase and a docked e-bike scheme.

3.    It be agreed to report back on the outcome of these actions to the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee after one year.

4.    Awareness be raised of the importance of using appropriate safety equipment because of the speed of electric bikes.

Report author: Matthew Hill

Publication date: 20/03/2019

Date of decision: 07/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2019 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee

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