NEW dockless e-bikes are introduced from today (26) in Ealing, building on the borough’s existing e-scooter trial.

TIER Mobility, which operates e-bikes in Hammersmith & Fulham and Islington, as well as e-scooters in 10 London boroughs, is encouraging people to pick active travel options for shorter journeys. 

It has operated e-scooters in Ealing since June 2021.

Up to 500 e-bikes will be available in parking bays across Ealing. First-time riders can claim two free unlocks and 20 minutes of free riding by entering the code ‘EALINGTIER’ in the TIER app.

Rides will otherwise cost £1 to unlock and then 19p per minute.

Regular riders, such as those using e-bikes for commuting, can buy daily or monthly passes.

Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Ealing cabinet member for climate action, said: “Cycling is a great alternative to getting in the car for shorter journeys.

“By supporting residents to make this positive shift, we will be able to slash the harmful emissions which cause air pollution and contribute to the climate crisis.

“The council is investing up to £10m in active travel schemes, to encourage walking, cycling and scooting wherever possible.”

EALING is also extending its partnership with Lime, provider of shared electric bikes and e-scooters.

It was the first London borough to sign up with the firm in 2018.