Electric bikes are to become available at QMU.
The initiative aims to encourage staff to consider cycling as an alternative to single car occupancy or public transport for personal and business journeys.
The move follows the launch of the Edinburgh Further and Higher Education Transport Group (EFHETG) eCycle Scheme.
QMU physiotherapist, Judith Lane, and Head of Estates and Facilities, Bruce Laing, attended the launch event, which took place at Carlton Hill on Tuesday morning. The event was organised by EFHETG, a networking group which focuses on all aspects and modes of travel associated with the FE and HE sectors in and around The City of Edinburgh. SEStran and Sustrans provide strategic support to the Group which involves QMU, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh Napier, Scotland’s Rural College, Transition Heriot-Watt and The University of Edinburgh.
Four eCycles will be available to book and training will be provided.
Users will be provided with the use of locks, panniers, a high visibility vest and a helmet when they book the bike.
QMU will be formally launching its local scheme in April and will be hosting a number of Come and Try events over lunchtimes prior to the official launch date at which you can have your induction.