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E-cycle extension bid | Birmingham City Council

E-cycle extension bid

In December 2020, Birmingham City Council submitted a bid to the Department for Transport’s E-cycles Extension Fund. Due to the short timescales for committing the funding, Birmingham City Council’s application for the E-Cycle Fund focuses on extending the scope or provision of existing cycle projects or those in development.

The bid was for £199,000 for a range of interventions, including:

  • Increasing the number of e-cycles provided by the West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme in Birmingham by 20% 
  • Working with partners to provide access to groups likely to be excluded from existing schemes to access e-cycles e.g. older people, individuals with disabilities, those on low incomes:
    • TAWS - cycling on prescription 
    • Midland Mencap - adding E-cycles to their adapted bike provision 
    • Bike Brum - accessing hard to reach communities 

We will find out in Spring 2021 if our bid is successful, then the programme will run until autumn 2021.

Download a copy of Birmingham City Council’s application for the E-Cycle Fund