Council wants people to scrap their cars in return for £3000 to spend on bikes and public transport

The scheme forms parts of a package of measures designed to 'make not using a car as attractive as possible'

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Transport for West Midlands is encouraging people to scrap their cars in return for a pre-paid £3,000 cashcard, half of which they can spend on a bike (or, bicycles).

The trial scheme, run in partnership with Coventry City Council, is an evolution of an existing Mobility Credits programme, launched in 2021, which encouraged people to trade in their cars in return for cash to spend on public transport.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.