Cycle Hire Scheme

MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please publish a table showing separately for the months of December 2012 and January 2013 the average time per day that each docking station had: a) no available bikes b) no available docking spaces for bikes


Answer for Cycle Hire Scheme

Answer for Cycle Hire Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 13/03/13.

Please find the requested data in Appendix 758.

I am pleased confirm that docking stations are generally full only around 2 per cent of the time each day, and empty around 5 per cent of the time each day. This is a clear indication that overall, the scheme works well, and the evidence of nearly 20 million hires to date supports this.

Nevertheless, it is clear that some docking stations are not attended as frequently as they should be by Serco, and you'll be aware that this is the subject of intense discussion between TfL and Serco at this very moment. Serco face financial penalties if they do not improve their performance in the area of cycle redistribution.