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Introducing bike friendly buses

9 months ago Mon 22nd Apr 2019

Four cyclists holding their bikes at Glentress forrest with three double decker buses in the background

Great news! You can now take your bikes on board some of our X62 buses following our recent investment in bike friendly buses.

The new E400 double deckers accommodate up to two bike bay per vehicle, with two additional bays being added to each vehicle, by the end of May 2019, following your positive feedback.

Designed with commuters, local and touring cyclists in mind, the bike friendly service is aimed at minimising car journeys by encouraging motorists to ditch the car and use bike and bus as an alternative and greener way to travel.

We recognise the way we travel is changing and active travel is increasingly becoming a popular choice with people from all walks of life. As a key transport provider, we are committed to continuously tailoring our product offerings to meet those changes in travel demand.

It’s important to highlight one bike friendly bus could potentially take up to 75 cars off the road. With congestion in our towns and cities an ongoing issue it makes sense for commuters to ditch the car in favour of bus and bike.

Other features include free WiFi, comfortable seating and tables, wireless and USB charging points and device friendly seat backs.

The launch of the new vehicles coincides with the introduction of contactless payment across the full Borders Buses network.

To demonstrate how to load bikes on board Borders Buses enlisted local cyclists Colin Cotter, Peebles, and Steven Cooper, Dalkeith, to create a short video

You can track your bike friendly bus on the Borders Buses app. On our live tracker, simply click the X62 vehicle and if it is bike friendly it will say 'BIKE' after the registration.

If you travel on the new X62 be sure to tell us what you think. We love hearing your feedback.

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