The aim of the E-Bike hire scheme is to provide electric bikes at strategic points along the Formartine and Buchan Way (former railway line). This line has been identified as one of Scotland’s Great trails and as such could play an important role in supporting the local economies for those settlements along the route and would align well with aspirations to grow tourism in Aberdeen City and Shire.
With the project being subject to a grant fund, there is a requirement to have the project set up and operational by 2019. The project would ideally be self-sustaining and have the potential to support and create local employment either directly through the project management or indirectly as a result of increased visitor trips to the area and the positive impact that this will have on local shops, services and facilities.
Full details of the tender can be found here.