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Free scoot and cycle to help residents with cost of living crisis

Solihull Editorial 4th Apr, 2024   0

RESIDENTS can get free cycle and e-scooter credits as part of a new project aimed to help with the cost of living crisis.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has launched Go Cycle and Scoot which offers 300 minutes on a West Midlands e-scooter or e-bike or 600 minutes on a pedal bike; valid for up to 30 days to people who may be facing financial challenges.

The project uses funding from Active Travel England to promote sustainable and accessible transport.

Applicants who earn under £30,000 a year before tax or who receive qualifying benefits and live in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, or Wolverhampton can sign up for the scheme.

They must not be receiving any other travel to work help and must be aged 16 and over for cycle hire or 18 and over for e-scooter hire, to take advantage of the opportunity.

Eligible customers will receive a one-time code for free credit which can be activated through the app for immediate access to bike and e-scooter hire.

Each user is entitled to one code per financial year, which runs from April 1 to March 31.

There are over 175 Cycle Hire docks across the West Midlands, see here for the map that shows dock and ride locations.

For more information about Go Cycle and Scoot and how to apply, visit the TfWM website.


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