Cycle Hire scheme (7)

MQT on 2012-07-04
Session date: 
July 4, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please publish a table showing for the month of May 2012 the average time per day that each docking station has: a) no available bikes b) no available docking spaces for bikes


Answer for Cycle Hire scheme (7)

Answer for Cycle Hire scheme (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received 23 July 2012.

Please see Appendix I (1940).

Please note that borough restrictions influence how and when redistribution activity can be undertaken, for example, a large number of stations cannot be attended between 22:00-08:00. This means that these stations cannot be rebalanced during these times which create significant challenges in meeting morning peak demand. TfL is currently working with the boroughs to see if more flexibility can be incorporated into this.

To help customers who have hired a bike find available docking points, the status of the six nearest docking stations is displayed on the terminal, and customers who find a station full can get an extra 15 minutes of free time to cycle to the next one.