Cycle Hire Scheme

MQT on 2010-10-13
Session date: 
October 13, 2010
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you be rolling the cycle hire scheme southwards in my constituency of Lambeth and Southwark to Stockwell, Clapham, Kennington Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Camberwell as the scheme is currently, like all Transport services in London, unfairly limited in its spread south of the river.


Answer for Cycle Hire Scheme

Answer for Cycle Hire Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Barclays Cycle Hire was launched in nine central London boroughs and Royal Parks only. It was limited to an area of approximately 45kmĀ² for reasons of affordability and deliverability. This was chosen as the area likely to generate the largest number of potential trips for the initial phase of the cycle hire network to serve.

TfL is studying ways of expanding the scheme to benefit more Londoners and visitors to London. One of the basic premises of the scheme is that a dense network of docking stations needs to be in place throughout the cycle hire zone, as users rely on the expectation that there will be a docking station close to their desired origin/destination. *