– Cllr Roger Lawrence, WMCA’s lead member for transport
Cycling has a hugely important role to play in tackling issues such as congestion and pollution.
Plans to install an initial 5,000 rentable street bikes across the West Midlands have been approved by the region#8217;s Combined Authority.
The scheme, which is similar to London#8217;s so-called #8216;Boris Bikes#8217;, would see them available to hire from major railway stations and shopping areas.
The approval of the scheme is subject to securing sponsorship, and it is hoped to be launched next May.
Some of the bikes could also be electric-powered.