University of Dundee

Electric Bike Hire Scheme launched in School

06 Aug 2019

The School of Life Sciences is the latest recipient of two new state of the art electric bikes thanks to funding from the Energy Saving Trust in partnership with Transport Scotland. These two additional bikes will complement the existing cycle pool which was first established at the University ten years ago.  Trudy Cunningham University of Dundee's Environmental and Sustainability Officer explained, "As well as forming part of the University’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and encourage sustainable travel. The ebikes offer staff an alternative option to car journeys and promotes the health benefits of cycling, helping individual Life Sciences staff reduce their own carbon footprint." 

The University’s latest travel survey showed that 64% of staff are required to travel for business purposes during the day. Many of these journeys could be made by cycling and staff may find it quicker and easier to cycle between parts of the University e.g. between city campus and the Botanic Gardens, James Hutton Institute or Ninewells, rather than taking their own vehicle and struggling with parking etc.

All Life Sciences staff and students can book out the bikes by contacting from today, 6th August 2019. Users will be asked to register before use and complete a short risk assessment prior to making their first booking. Currently the two bikes are available from the Discovery Centre Reception, however once the new bike sheds on campus are available one of the bikes will be relocated to the Carnelley Building Reception. The School will be advised when this change takes place.

More information on the cycling provision and schemes available in the University can be found here.