Isle of Wight Council has been awarded funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver a series of five pilot projects to give Island residents the opportunity to try an electric bike (e-bike).
The DfT has specifically asked us to look at ways of providing access to e-bikes to residents from certain groups. The DfT have found there is lower take up of e-bikes from these groups as they are more likely to be excluded from existing schemes to access e-bikes such as the Cycle to Work Scheme. These groups include:
• People with a health issue / disability
• People aged over 65
• Non-white ethnic population
This programme will also help to inform planning for the DfT's upcoming national e-bike programme.
Starting in July 2021, Isle of Wight Council will be delivering five distinct e-bike projects. To find out more details about these projects and how to apply, please follow the links below.
If you would like to read Isle of Wight Council's successful bid to the DfT for this programme, you can view it here.
Project 5 - Peer-to-Peer E-bike Scheme: more details soon