York’s e-scooter and e-bike hire trial is to be extended to November, City of York Council has decided.
Tier, which runs the city’s rental scheme, is also set to increase the number of e-bikes so they can run to villages on the outskirts of York.
It will continue to have the monopoly over provision of the service in York for now.
Since the trials began more than 150,000 trips have been taken on the e-scooters an e-bikes by over 25,000 riders.
The busiest month in 2021 was October when 2,500 users were riding on a weekly basis.
There have only been ten accidents, resulting in minor injuries only.
Cllr Paula Widdowson said the success of the scheme was phenomenal.
She said her understanding was that Tier won a contract in London on the back of the success of the York trial. Durham is also considering e-bikes after looking at the York pilot.
However she said that we need more parking for the bikes generally.