We are pleased to announce that NGP is the location of the maintenance/operations facility for the recently launched Mobike bike hire scheme in Newcastle. The NGP Consortium, in consultation with Newcastle City Council, has provided space on the Park and Ride site for bike storage and maintenance teams to work and you’ll no doubt see the team around NGP soon.
This is just the first step in getting our very own Mobike scheme for NGP; in the coming weeks there will be bikes located around NGP that you’ll be able to use from just 50p for trips inside the Park or to locations such as Gosforth, Brunton Village, Kingston Park and more. They operate like the Boris Bike scheme in London but have the added flexibility of being an app based system; so no docking stations, no need to have your debt or credit card on hand….you’ll just need to download the app, set up an account and you are good to go. For more information on the MoBike project visit www.mobike.com/uk
This is the first in a series of cycle projects we are developing as part of the ongoing travel plan programme for the Park; we are also planning further adult cycle training sessions and an onsite bike maintenance service. Watch this space!!