Stirling Bike Share
Forth Environment Link and the Active Travel Hub have played an important role in bringing bike share to Stirling. Bike Share is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis.
The popular nextbike scheme has been operating in Stirling since 2014, and to date has seen over 55,000 rides completed. The 23 station, 160 bike network is well used by the student population, as well as corporate members including Keep Scotland Beautiful, Stirling Council and SEPA.
nextbike is an affordable and flexible way of travelling around Stirling on two wheels – no need to worry about storing and maintaining your own bike! There are flexible membership options available to suit anybody, from pay as you go to monthly and annual subscriptions.
Increasing access to bike share
The Hub is looking to give more people than ever before access to the scheme. We are piloting a new project this year, working with the four city centre high schools in Stirling to give young people access to the bikes for both school and leisure journeys. We are working with Stirling Council, Recyke-a-Bike, Cycling Scotland and Young Scot to incentivise and promote uptake of the scheme for senior pupils.
We are also looking to offer subsidised memberships via referrals from partners within local communities, and via the NHS. We envisage people being able to use bike share to improve access to everyday services, and to improve their health and wellbeing.
If you pop into the Hub we can help you to sign up to use nextbike.
Regional Bike Share
We are working with bike share provider Bewegen, to deliver the UK’s first cross regional partnership electric bike share project, supported by Transport Scotland, SEStran, NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council and Falkirk Council.
The first phase of the £350,000 project will see 100 fully electric bikes made available across key locations in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling by May 2019.
We believe e-bikes will help encourage even more people to get back in the saddle, offering a real alternative to the daily commute with top speeds of 15.5 mph. More information on the bikes can be seen here.
Bike & Go
Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme operated by Scotrail and available at 12 stations in Scotland and across the UK. It’s perfect if you only need a bike sometimes – so you can pedal off to the shops, the park, or out on a full-day adventure.
How does it work? You’ll need to register, and pay a £10 annual membership fee. Then it’s just a low daily hire rate of £3.80 a day. Pick up the bike at the station, and drop it back when you’re done.