City goes green with electric bikes

City of Bayswater chief executive Andrew Brien and sustainable environment strategy officer Jennie Arts. Picture: Kristie Lim
City of Bayswater chief executive Andrew Brien and sustainable environment strategy officer Jennie Arts. Picture: Kristie Lim

CITY of Bayswater staffers can now reduce carbon emissions by riding new electric bikes around the City.

Staffers can book to use two bikes and cycle to meetings near the civic centre instead of driving their cars.

The initiative is part of the City’s recently-adopted position and action statement on renewable energy and emissions reduction.

The City previously did a trial during Bike Week in 2018.

Jennie Arts and Andrew Brien. Picture: Kristie Lim.

Chief executive Andrew Brien said having electronic bikes made “economic sense” and was great for individual health.

“We are keen to reduce the impact of the City’s day-to-day operations on the environment,” he said.

“Fewer cars on the road mean less pollution and less congestion on our roads.

“Our bikes are recharged using solar panels already in place at the civic centre, so there is no additional energy cost.”

The City will introduce a safety and education program for staff.

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