Bike Hire Expansion

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please give an update on the expansion of the Bike Hire Scheme. What is the timescale for rollout of the expansion, particularly in South London? When can people in Brixton and Stockwell expect to be able to use the scheme?


Answer for Bike Hire Expansion

Answer for Bike Hire Expansion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have asked TfL to prepare plans for an expansion of the scheme to the west and south-west. This would expand Barclays Cycle Hire into additional areas of Lambeth (including Stockwell) and Kensington & Chelsea, and for the first time into Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham beyond Westfield London.

This would be a geographic extension of around 25kmĀ² and would add around 2,400 bicycles to the scheme across around 5,000 extra docking points; as well as further development of the estate within the existing scheme area. If approved by the TfL Board, full implementation will be well under way in late 2013.

I have always believed Barclays Cycle Hire to be an expanding scheme, subject to operational considerations and available funding.