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Big increase in bike share rentals in Stirling

A bike share firm say they’re “overjoyed” after new figures showed a big increase in rentals in Stirling.

Users of nextbike have recorded 30,000 journeys over the past 12 months.

That’s an increase of 30% on the same period last year.

nextbike UK Managing Director Julian Scriven says they have big plans for the future.

“It is great to see that the population of Stirling  are opting for a sustainable mode  of transport to whizz around the city.  Choosing to make journeys on two wheels helps  to reduce pollution and cuts congestion, in addition  to the many health benefits it brings for the rider.

“Since  we launched  in the UK in  2014, a total of  over 1 million rentals have been made  across all of our schemes and it seems  that people are really embracing the cycling culture we’re trying to encourage.

“We hope that the Stirling scheme continues to go from strength-to-strength in its fifth year of operations.”

Shirley Paterson, Active Travel Development Manager for Forth Environment Link said: “Stirling is a small, compact city but its residents have embraced the scheme, making over 65,000 nextbike journeys since 2014. It’s fantastic to see so many bikes across the city now, making cycling more accessible for everyday journeys.”

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