The first 30 minutes of Just Eat Cycles will be free until the 13th July to encourage people to cycle for everyday journeys.
Access fees for Just Eat electric bikes will also be free, although usage will incur the usual per-minute charge. There are also plans to release a discounted four month pass, which will be available from July 13th.
The nearest Cycle hire stations are located at Edinburgh College or Edinburgh Park Station, you can find a full map of stations here.
Monday marked the next step in Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 route map, with indoor non-office workplaces and street-access retail resuming once relevant guidance is implemented.
As more lockdown restrictions are eased, analysis shows that up to 55 per cent of employees could be travelling to their normal workplace, a rise from 30 per cent in full lockdown. That could result in an increase in the number of passengers on public transport by around by a third from current levels of 225,000 per day.
The collaboration is being led by the charity CoMoUK which promotes the use of shared transport, and is funded by Transport Scotland through the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme managed by the charity Paths for All.
The scheme is in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Transport for Edinburgh, and bike share operators nextbike in Glasgow and Serco in Edinburgh.
More info here https://como.org.uk/free-bike-share/