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^ btw I totally agree with this.
Additionally – the cycle scheme has been going, what nearly 2 years is it? It’s taken me this long using hired bikes to finally invest in my own bike. It took me over a year to save for my own bike. I definitely would not have invested my own cash and interest in a bike for commuting had the scheme not been there to support AND incentivise me. It takes about 2 years in my view. But that’s just my opinion.
I think there’s a lot of women like me – lots of my female colleagues (also not earning ‘megabucks’) we just need lots of encouragement and experience to get back on a bike. AND obviously infrastructure. I’ve found a route that incorporates infrastructure.
Once you’ve sold the idea that it can really be done – and regularly – it’s easy to encourage people to spend their money on a bike and its maintenane. Ultimately I believe the cycle hire scheme will get those who have been off a bike for years back on a bike until they are sold the idea to actually invest in their own. So you won’t see the benefits upfront – these are realised way down the line.