Forth Environment Link (FEL) is launching a new pilot project as a direct result of the Covid-19 crisis. Working closely with the Active Travel Logistics Coordinator, the Bike Medic will be a demand response, roadside recovery service for cyclists, principally supporting the 60+ fleet of electric bikes FEL has donated on loan to Forth Valley’s key workers.
A surge in people cycling prompts an innovative partnership initiative to offer three-month free bike trial in the city.
The latest statistics show the numbers of people cycling in Cornton Road in Stirling increased by 61 per cent compared to May 2019.
Forth Environment Link is offering NHS key workers free use of an electric bike during the Covid-19 crisis, allowing them to get to and from work and between hospital sites without using public transport.
The wellbeing, health and safety of all our staff, volunteers and customers is a priority for Forth Environment Link. In light of recent developments surrounding COVID-19, we are suspending all our public-facing services and closing all offices with immediate effect.
A fourth local school has joined Stirling’s popular bike share network, nextbike.
St Modan’s High School, joins Bannockburn, Stirling, and Wallace, in the first school-based bike share scheme in the UK – making it free and easy for pupils aged 14 and over to bike to class.
We have moved into Cameron House, part of Stirling's charity hub at Forthside. We are excited to be part of a new and thriving third sector community. Our new office is just over the bridge from our Active Travel Hub at Stirling Station, bringing our teams closer together.
Scotland’s largest electric bike hire scheme, Forth Bike, will be launched today in Forth Valley.
Overtaking city-wide schemes planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh, the 120 e-bike project by charity Forth Environment Link will also be the UK’s first cross regional e-bike scheme connecting three Council areas: Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.
***VACANCY NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS*** Working closely with the Active Travel Development Manager, you will ensure the effective coordination and running of the Stirling Active Travel Hub. Managing a team of 6+ staff working from the Hub, your role will be key in effectively maintaining and creating excellent working relationships both internally and with external partners.
We are currently looking for an Administration Officer who will work closely with the Finance & Administration Manager and Executive Director to ensure the smooth running of Forth Environment Link’s financial, HR, facilities and administrative functions.
Our Stirling Neighbourfood Market was recently visited by students from Rivesaltes in southern France. They brought with them a generous variety of regional produce which we showcased at a special Mediterranean Taster event. Our producers were also present to exchange local food and have great stories to share.
Forth Environment Link are looking for two dynamic members of staff to become part of its Active Travel team. The first will deliver dedicated support to the pupils of Lornshill Academy, in Alloa, to improve awareness of active travel choices and foster an active travel culture within the school. The second vacancy will deliver dedicated support and management of the Forth Valley Regional E-Bike Share scheme, including improving access to the scheme, overseeing promotional activity and managing its operations across Forth Valley and more widely.
Forth Environment Link has been awarded £270,000 from Transport Scotland to create Scotland’s first large scale electric bike scheme. The news comes as the charity celebrates the runaway success of its bike rental scheme, which turns three this Friday (27 October).