Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme

Date petition submitted: 
08 December 2010
Petition presented by: 
Valerie Shawcross (past staff) AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned call on the Mayor of London to extend the Barclays’ Cycle Hire Scheme to Stockwell at the earliest possible opportunity."

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
19 January 2011
“You will know that in October 2010 it was announced that the Comprehensive Spending Review had protected funding for London’s cycling revolution. This includes the extension of Barclay’s Cycle Hire Scheme ahead of the London 2012 Games. A public announcement was made on 10 November regarding Phase 2 expansion. Phase 2 will see approximately 2,700 docking points created in East London across Tower Hamlets, North Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Bow, Canary Wharf, Mile End, Poplar and near the Olympic Park to support the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games. Another 1,500 will be added across central London by 2012, to intensify the existing scheme area. “Stockwell is just outside the current scheme boundary and the plans for Phase 2 do not include extending the scheme to Stockwell. However, if third party funding for new docking stations was secured through support from the local borough, businesses, Section 106 agreements or LIP funding then there would be a good case for future development of Barclays Hire Scheme in these areas.”