Glasgow provides free bike-sharing for health workers

Glasgow provides free bike-sharing for health workers

Glasgow has announced a partnership to provide free access to bike-sharing for all health workers in the city.

Free nextbike memberships and e-bike rides are being given to National Health Service (NHS) workers in Glasgow to help them get to and from work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The scheme has been made possible thanks to a joint funding partnership between Glasgow City Council, ScottishPower and nextbike.

Up to one thousand free memberships a month will be made available over the next three months.

All NHS workers will be eligible for the scheme, which has been launched to help them minimise the risks of contracting Covid-19 while travelling to and from work on public transport.

The memberships will provide free unlimited 30 minute rides on the standard pedal bikes, in addition to a £2.50 e-bike credit.

Glasgow City Council has used its allocation from Scottish Governments' Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme to support this initiative.

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