With the “StreetBike Scheme” being rolled out across the West Midlands by Metro Mayor, Andy Street, Michael Fabricant says its time for a similar scheme in Staffordshire.
“Lichfield, Burton, Burntwood, Stafford, Tamworth and other locations in Staffordshire could all benefit from a bike share scheme like the StreetBike Scheme currently being rolled out across the West Midlands by Mayor Andy Street” says Michael Fabricant.
“Not everyone wants to own a bike, and experience in London and elsewhere shows there’s popular take-up for a quick and easy bike hire. The bike-share trial scheme has now hit the streets of Sutton Coldfield with the trial running for a few weeks. But in March, the full scheme will roll out across Sutton with Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton following in the summer.
“Wouldn’t it be great if a similar scheme were available in Staffordshire? It’s both practical and healthy!”
Michael will be sounding out local authorities on the practicalities of such a scheme.
Photo shows Mayor Andy Street with StreetBikes in Sutton Coldfield