Part of a joint initiative with Transport Scotland, Forth Environment Link and Stirling Cycle Hub, the Nextbike scheme provides c.100 hire bikes throughout the Stirling Area including approximately 30 bikes at three locations on Campus and various other locations throughout the Stirling Area (see below). 10 more cycle hubs are planned in Autumn 2016.
Additionally, the University has funded a corporate subscription with Nextbike which will allow all staff and students free use of the scheme and free rental of a bike for the first 1 hour of every ride. A small charge (50p/ ½ hour) will apply for bike rentals longer than one hour. This subscription is being funded from the revenue raised from car parking charges as part of the University’s commitment to green travel initiatives.
After initial registration (See ‘How Do I’ section), staff and students will be able to swipe their staff or student identity card at any of the Stirling or University hubs to rent a bike. It will also be possible to hire a bike at any of the other Nextbike locations throughout the UK, the closest of which is in Glasgow.