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Current thinking: bike taxis for the over-60s

27 November, 2020 — By Helen Chapman

OLDER people with mobility issues are being offered rides by an electric bike taxi service.

Bikeworks, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is launching the Ride Side-by-Side service near the Arts Building behind Finsbury Park station.

Anyone over 60 can use the scheme – they will be picked up from their requested location and ferried anywhere across the borough.

The project began in Canning Town, where the social enterprise is based.

Project manager Richard Evans said: “Ride Side-by-Side will tackle loneliness and isolation and give users a chance to enjoy some gentle exercise and fresh air, with proven benefits for both physical and mental health.”

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