Using Glasgow’s e-bikes to help the city achieve net zero

Glasgow has set the ambitious target to become the UK’s first Net Zero city, but how it gets there will be significantly different from other big cities across the country.

One way ScottishPower is helping local residents play their part in the fight against climate change is through a new partnership with nextbike to sponsor Glasgow’s first fleet of e-bikes, which will allow Glasgow residents to travel in a quicker and greener way. ScottishPower has sponsored a fleet of 63 e-bikes and 21 charging points across the city.

An increase in the use of electric vehicles will significantly help Glasgow reach its Net Zero goal by 2030. As one of the few cities in the UK with a large proportion of their residents living in flats without access to off-street parking, the challenge of transitioning to electric transport and electric heating creates its own unique requirements.

ScottishPower’s recent Zero Carbon Communities report forecast that the city will need to install more than 175,000 charging points between now and 2030 to reach their target – nearly 17,000 in non-resident areas.

These new e-bikes are a great example of how you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Find out more about Glasgow’s e-bikes.

The post Using Glasgow’s e-bikes to help the city achieve net zero appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.


Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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