Birmingham’s new Shopmobility scheme was officially launched on Wednesday 9 November 2016 by Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council.
The service, operated by the charity Accessible Transport Group, provides scooter and wheelchair hire for any visitors with reduced mobility that wish to explore the City Centre with ease.
Since opening on Monday 31 October, the facility has seen a steady increase in usage with visitors travelling from as far as Reading and Stoke-on-Trent to use the service.
Shopmobility also provides a Meet and Greet service for any Ring and Ride passenger arriving at the dedicated stop in Edgbaston Street making it even easier to use the facility.
Opening hours of Shopmobility have also been extended in-line with the centre, operating Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
David Hardy (longstanding user of the Shopmobility facility), Councillor Ian Ward (Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council), Michaela Moore (General Manager, Bullring), David Bermingham (Chief Executive of ATG) along with Shopmobility staff.