Primary school children adding a splash of colour to BTN BikeShare

Residents, visitors and commuters will soon notice colourful new designs added to BTN BikeShare bikes.

Brighton & Hove primary school pupils in years four, five and six were asked to design images which reflected the physical or mental health, environmental, transport or social benefits of using BTN BikeShare in the city.

Out of 80 entries, three designs have been chosen.  They were Cillian (10), Polly (10) and Kiara (9). The winners each received a micro scooter with runner up Zane (9) taking home a goody bag.

The winning designs will also be printed on the skirt guards of more than 150 of the BTN BikeShare fleet.

Amy Heley, Joint-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said “The winning designs are wonderful and I can’t wait to see them on BikeShare bikes around the city.  Congratulations to the winners and I would like to thank all the pupils who took part in the competition for their hard work.

“BTN BikeShare is an important scheme for Brighton & Hove and I’ve enjoyed watching it grow. To have hit one million journeys and two million miles in less than three years is a great achievement.

“The council is committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030 and active and accessible travel schemes like BTN BikeShare will play a key part in us achieving that goal.”

Busy year for BTN BikeShare

The competition has been run during a busy time for the BTN BikeShare.  

Last month saw the one millionth journey made since the scheme was launched in September 2017.  More than 120,000 subscribers have travelled over two million miles in that time.

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, free subscriptions were also made available to our invaluable NHS workers and care contractor staff working for the council.

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