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West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme hits the streets of Sutton Coldfield

The first bikes for the new West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme are on the streets today following the launch of a trial in Sutton Coldfield. This limited trial will feature five docking stations and 25 bikes placed in and around the town centre for the next month to allow a group of selected volunteers to road test the bikes, docks, locks and mobile app technology. The scheme has been launched by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to encourage more people to become active and healthy and offer a convenient and more environmentally-friendly alternative to the car for shorter journeys.  That will also help support WM2041 – A Programme for Implementing an Environmental Recovery, which aims to see the region become net zero carbon within the next 20 years. From Monday 8th March the distinctive grey and green West Midlands Cycle Hire bikes will be available to the public in Sutton Coldfield. It will be rolled out in Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, West Bromwich, Solihull and Walsall by the end of July.

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