Green dockless e-bikes are going to be popping up in Bromley as a new trial scheme is launched.

Bromley Council has agreed with bike company Lime for a year-long test period.

Lime, already available in Croydon, Milton Keynes and Islington, operates in a similar fashion to ‘Boris Bikes’.

The cycle-for-hire will be set up outside key locations in Bromley and unlocked through a phone app.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment and community services, said: “This is yet another example of where technology is giving additional choice to the way we will soon be able to travel.

“It is a welcome addition to the travel options available to residents and visitors to the borough. Battery powered bikes are easy to use and have proved to be popular elsewhere and could help facilitate more people to take-up cycling too. ”

The bikes are expected to be available from mid-May onwards, with further information to be provided nearer the time.

Jaanaki Momaya, general manager for Lime UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Bromley Council to bring our dockless e-bikes to another London borough.

“Thousands of Londoners already regularly use our e-bikes to make zero-emission journeys in the capital – helping to improve air quality and tackle congestion. We look forward to serving the people of Bromley in the next few weeks.”

The bikes cost £1 plus 15p per minute and feature a 250 watt motor and battery that needs to be recharged about once every two days.

Earlier this year it was revealed that Bromley is set to benefit from a multi-million-pound revamp after Transport for London announced cash to “transform communities” and stop roads being dominated by cars.

Schemes across the capital were launched outside Shortlands station by the Mayor of London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman.

In Shortlands, the funding will redesign dangerous junctions to encourage more cyclists and walkers through TfL’s Liveable Neighbourhoods programme.