TIER Mobility has launched a dockless e-bike scheme in Hammersmith & Fulham, with plans to launch more locations in across London in 2022. TIER already operates its e-scooter fleet in London as part of TfL’s recently extended trial, and has launched an e-bike scheme in Islington last year. Hammersmith & Fulham is the first West London location to have TIER e-bikes on its streets, supporting the borough’s goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030, following the Council’s declaration of a climate and ecological emergency in 2019. As the first fully climate-neutral micro-mobility operator, TIER is best-positioned to support this ambitious target. The scheme follows results from a study of more than 2,000 adults across 14 UK cities, carried out by TIER and Opinium, which found that 38% of adults would switch to greener transport to cut their carbon footprint this year, with 28% specifically choosing to switch to e-bikes or e-scooters. Up to 250 TIER e-bikes will be available from parking bays across Hammersmith & Fulham, and will be charged at the same rate as e-scooters – £1 to unlock and £0.15 per minute riding. Regular riders, such as those using e-bikes for full or partial commutes, can benefit from day and monthly passes. London e-bike customers can now start and end their rides in dedicated and marked parking bays in Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as virtual parking bays in Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Kensington & Chelsea. In line with the company’s ongoing commitment to offering inclusive and fair access to sustainable mobility, TIER’s e-bike customers will continue to benefit from the company’s UK Access Scheme, which provides 50% off all trips for 6 months for eligible riders including jobseekers, students and Blue Light Card holders.
This news follows TIER’s recent expansion push through the acquisition of European bike-share leader nextbike and Ford-owned Spin. As a result, TIER has expanded its global footprint to more than 530 cities and communities in 33 countries – with Hammersmith & Fulham being the latest area to benefit from TIER’s industry-leading technology and ambition to change mobility for good.