Sheffield Green Party councillors and members gathered today at The Holt to welcome the Ofo dockless bike-sharing scheme to Sheffield. Already in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich, Sheffield is the first northern city in which it has launched.
City ward resident and Green Party activist Martin Phipps said: “Greens welcome Ofo to Sheffield and I hope the scheme will soon expand beyond central areas. It’s another step forward in encouraging active transport to help tackle our air pollution crisis, improve health and wellbeing and reduce congestion. With this excellent low-cost, convenient transport option available, we need to be sure users feel safe on good, quality, well-maintained cycle routes. We will continue to push the council to improve cycling provision in the city – as we did in our budget amendment which Labour rejected last year.”