LOCAL NEWS: Locals given alternative to driving as Beryl Bikes teams up with bus companies

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The location of Beryl Bikes and bays is now available on all Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole local bus company websites: Morebus, Unibus and Yellow Buses.

Beryl, which operates in London, Hereford and Bournemouth and Poole has a mission to remove the barriers of cycling in cities, introducing bike shares and special fee rides to get more people on bicycles.

The bike company launched in Bournemouth and Poole in June of 2019, making the availability of their Beryl Bikes accessible through a secure API, enabling organisations like Passenger to share live locations of the available Beryl Bikes and Bays and Yellow buses showing bay locations on their smartphone app.

Endorsed by BCP Councillors Andy Hadley and Dr Felicity Rice, the move online is an important step in helping locals and residents more easily understand travel options alternative to driving.

Transport Portfolio holder, Councillor Hadley comments, “As a major urban area we know we have huge congestion challenges, and limited space to build new capacity.

If we are to address our climate emergency we must work together to make it easy to leave the car at home, especially for shorter journeys.” 

Travelling by car is responsible for 60% of all transport-related emissions, so alternatives to the car can have a huge impact on the quality of the air we breathe and free up space for those who really need to drive.

Andrew Wickham, Managing Director at Go South Coast, who operate both Morebus and Unibus, adds, “By working together with the other public transport operators, including Beryl, we can encourage more residents out of their cars.”

You can visit the Morebus, Unibus and Yellow Buses websites or download the Yellow Buses app from the app stores, to see the Beryl Bikes and bays alongside information about the buses.

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