Monday, 10 July 2017

First BikeShare docking stations

East of the Palace Pier.

Between now and early September 50 bike share docking stations are being installed around the city. Their locations are:

  • Brighton Centre (Odeon cinema)
  • Brighton Palace Pier (seafront)
  • The Grand Hotel (seafront)
  • Hove Lawns CafĂ© (seafront)
  • Madeira Drive (Yellowave)
  • Metropole Hotel (seafront)
  • Peace Statue (seafront)
From 10 July 2017:
  • Brighton Station (Surrey Street)
  • Edward Street
  • George Street (Hove)
  • London Road (opposite Baker Street)
  • New England Street (Sainsbury's supermarket)
  • Old Steine 
  • Preston Park (Preston Road)
  • Seven Dials (Vernon Terrace)
  • St James Street (Kemptown)
From 17 July 2017:
  • Hartington Road
  • Hove Town Hall
  • Western Road
Locations for the rest of the 50 stations will follow. 

The scheme is operated by Hourbike for BTN BikeShare in association with Life Natural Spring Water. It will offer 450 smart bicycles with built-in GPS and wireless capabilities. Users will be able to locate and rent “Life Bikes” locked in any location across the city via an app, or online. Riders can return bikes to any docking station or lock them up at any legal location around the city.

Brighton & Hove is the first UK city bike scheme to feature Sobi smart bikes, a high-tech brand used in New York, Portland and Santa Monica. Other local businesses are now being invited to sponsor the bikes with packages ranging from £5k to £50k. 

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