Cycle hire scheme (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0881
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In a recent interview with Iain Dale for Total Politics magazine, you said you would have liked to have 'done the cycle hire scheme all way out West.' Given these comments, coupled with your plans to extend the scheme East for the Olympics, will North and South London ever see more cycle hire docking stations?

Answer

Answer for Cycle hire scheme (1)

Answer for Cycle hire scheme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I consider Barclays Cycle Hire to be an expanding programme and last year, I confirmed the delivery of phase 2 of the scheme. Our current priorities are to extend to the east of London in time for summer 2012 and add to the number of docking stations in the existing cycle hire area. I would certainly be keen to take cycle hire to other parts of London, if further funding becomes available.