Police at Edinburgh Airport use pedal power

Police at Edinburgh Airport use pedal powerEdinburgh Airport will now be kept safe and secure by police officers on bikes.

Members of Lothian and Borders police have been trained how to use the three vehicles that the force has bought.

It is hoped that officers on the bikes will be more visible to people using the travel hub, assisting them and reassuring them too.

"We're delighted at this new initiative and I think our passengers will really respond positively. Getting the officers out of their cars promotes faster response and will make for easier face-to-face interaction. As a bonus, it also helps us reduce car emissions across the airport," Kevin Brown, managing director at Edinburgh Airport, said.

Inspector Paul McDonald of Lothian and Borders police also said that the airport and its passengers will both by assisted by the move.

Each day an average of 24,600 passengers use the travel hub, while nine million pass through its doors each year.

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