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Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme hit by vandalism

Deniz Huseyin
24 August 2023
While vandalised bikes are being repaired, Some cycle hire stations will be suspended temporarily
While vandalised bikes are being repaired, Some cycle hire stations will be suspended temporarily

 

A spike in vandalism has reduced the size of Greater Manchester’s Cycle Hire fleet due to a backlog of bikes needing repairs. 

The scheme, run for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) by operator Beryl, was launched in November 2021. Since then, demand for the hire bikes has increased, up from less than 40,000 active users at the start of the year to 64,350 active users. 

Some cycle hire stations will be suspended temporarily so that there are more bikes available in areas...

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