UMP Members support Coronavirus efforts
As the Coronavirus crisis has hit the UK and forced much of the country into lockdown, the Urban Mobility Partnership’s members have been working tirelessly to support the NHS, and public sector bodies to ensure the delivery of vital services in these challenging times.
Nextbike are offering 1000 NHS staff in Glasgow free memberships to help them get to and from work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak.The memberships will provide free unlimited 30 minute rides on the standard pedal bikes, in addition to a £2.50 e-bike credit.
Nextbike MD Krysia Solheim said of the scheme, “Cycling is the perfect self-distancing way of moving around our cities during the pandemic. Hopefully, by offering NHS staff the chance to take a free nextbike instead of having to use public transport, we will be helping to minimise the risks to their health – so they can continue to look after the health of the nation.”
While Enterprise is offering free memberships to personnel across the NHS, Emergency Services, NHS Volunteers and Armed Forces. Enterprise also continues to use their fleet to support the haulage industry, the NHS and public sector bodies to ensure the delivery of vital services and supplies. Enterprise is also using its Car Club to work with front line public sector and essential services to provide contact-free 24/7 van and car rental with an enhanced cleaning regime in place to ensure vehicles are cleaned between each reservation.
Stagecoach buses are doing everything they can to make sure our country’s key workers can safely make the essential journeys that are needed to deliver the UK’s most important services.
Stagecoach continues to operate key routes to and from hospitals and key public sector buildings and is working hard to ensure that commuters and their staff remain safe. Stagecoach CEO Martin Griffiths stated, “I’m extremely proud of the way in which all of our people from our drivers, engineers, cleaners to our support staff have pulled together so that we can continue to deliver our services. They’re key workers too and I’d like to thank them for their continued support and resilience in these challenging times“.
At Foot Anstey, they have launched a Coronavirus hub and are hosting webinars to support businesses and individuals to deal with the immediate challenges of the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent government response, as well as helping businesses plan for the future in the face of uncertainty.