Barclays Cycle Hire

Plenary on 2012-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)


How many cycling Ambassador schemes, like the one in Tower Hamlets, are there in place around London to encourage people on Low Incomes to use Barclay's Cycle Hire bikes?


Answer for Barclays Cycle Hire

Answer for Barclays Cycle Hire

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

In early 2012, TfL ran a pilot project with Tower Hamlets Council to identify Barclays Cycle Hire Ambassadors to promote the scheme ahead of the Phase 2 launch in March. TfL trained thirty community contacts to use the scheme and provided bespoke resources for them to pass onto their colleagues and members.

Following a very positive evaluation survey and supplementary meetings, TfL is currently developing a second Ambassador programme for Tower Hamlets, which will focus on housing estates in Bow and Poplar.

TfL would be happy to work alongside any other boroughs wishing to launch similar programmes and would be pleased to hear from them in this respect.