Bus passengers can now take their bike for a ride thanks to new services launched by Stagecoach, Hitrans and Moray Council in Scotland.
.Bike racks have been fitted to buses travelling between Elgin, Kinloss, Findhorn, Forres, Hopeman and Burghead, and local services to and from the new Forres health centre will increase to run every hour droping-off inside the health centre grounds. The £213,000 project which started in 2015 has been funded for two years by Hitrans, Stagecoach, Moray Council and the Bus Investment Fund.
The project will include the introduction of a new Sunday service linking Burghead, Cummingston, Hopeman and Duffus with Elgin, using buses equipped with external cycle racks for adult and childrens’ cycles.
The initiative meets the aims of Moray Council’s Transport Plan and Urban Freedom project in offering increased public transport provision to minimise short car journeys and hence reduce emission levels.