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A Bike-share Scheme for York

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport and Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report will outline proposals for the introduction of a ‘Bike Share’ scheme for the York area.

The Executive Member for Transport and Planning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment, are asked to seek approval to progress a procurement exercise to identify a Bike-share delivery partner.


Resolved: That the Executive Member for Transport and Planning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment, approve Option B as follows:


(i)      Agree to the undertaking of a procurement exercise to secure a dock-less bike share scheme for York for an initial one year period. The scheme must not require ongoing public sector revenue to ensure its continued operation;


(ii)      Delegate authority to officers to agree the detailed specification of the scheme with the following key York partners (LNER, University of York, York NHS Trust and York St John University) and with the preferred Scheme provider and,


(iii)     a)      Agree to undertake further consultation and, as appropriate, incorporate representation in the interview stage of the procurement from the following groups: Make it York, The York Bid, York Walk and Cycle Forum, and The York Cycle Campaign and,


b)   in preparation of the tender documents, seek views from the following groups:

·        groups representing people with mobility impairments (such as the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society)

·        representatives from bike retailers

·        representatives from Como UK (the body representing much of the bike share industry

·        parties implementing counter-terrorism measures


(iv)    Agree to build in safeguards into the scheme which would allow the scheme to be withdrawn in the case of evidence or harm to public safety or to the environment.


(v)     Agree that the proposed scheme is brought back to the Executive Member for final approval before implementation.


Report author: Andrew Bradley

Publication date: 13/07/2018

Date of decision: 12/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2018 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Effective from: 17/07/2018

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