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Colchester e-bikes aim to get people out of their vehicles.

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Colchester has introduced an electric bicycle scheme in a bid to encourage short journeys without relying on cars with pay-as-you-go electric cargo bikes now available to hire.

Colechester bike kitchen

Colchester City Council's fleet of eCargo bikes has been purpose-built to meet various needs, including carrying groceries or children.

Residents who want to use the environmentally friendly transport must complete a training session first.

The purpose of the induction program is to ensure users are "competent cyclists and well-informed about the safe operation of eCargo bikes", the council said.

The bikes, available from the city's secure bike park off Sir Isaacs Walk, can be ridden on cycle paths, bus lanes, roads and bridleways and can be hired for £10 a day, or less for shorter periods.

Andrea Luxford Vaughan, the council's portfolio holder for the environment, said:

"Our electric cargo bike rental program is designed to make sustainable transport accessible and affordable for city centre residents.

"Cycling, as a practical, flexible as well as an eco-friendly and health-conscious mode of transport, plays a vital role in shaping our city's future."

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