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Inverness e-bike scheme suspended with most bikes out of action following "obscene amount" of vandalism

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Rebecca Morley

Rebecca has been in cycling journalism since 2018. She started out at trade title BikeBiz and still contributes features to its monthly magazine, and was also named one of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019.

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2 weeks 1 day ago

Same end as the Cardiff Next Bike scheme. It turns out enough people are more interested in trashing the bikes than using them, so the scheme fails. Local police gave a fig for about 3 months after the initial shut down of the scheme - and vandalism stopped in line with enforcement. The police then ran out of funding/figs to give, and quite rapidly all the bikes were trashed. Next Bike closed the scheme. Massive lost opportunity and symptomatic of a lack of police presence and terrible general attitude of society towards communal things.