Cycle Hire Scheme

MQT on 2013-03-20
Session date: 
March 20, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that the Cycle Hire scheme currently stops just south of Elephant & Castle and given the poor public transport connections beyond this have you given thought to additional docking stations at Camberwell Grove and Peckham Road?


Answer for Cycle Hire Scheme

Answer for Cycle Hire Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When considering expansion opportunities for the cycle hire scheme, TfL takes a number of factors into account, including:

• Distribution of the scheme area across London, including cross-river connections where applicable • Local trip attractors and likely usage - sufficient multi-directional trip densities are necessary • Availability of suitable land - docking station sites must meet minimum technical criteria for length/width, gradient, etc., with sufficient depth for foundations and be clear of utilities and underground structures • Maintaining a network of docking stations no more than 500m apart • Operational constraints, ranging from serviceability to topography • Constrained docking station capacity in key parts of central London • Available funding, both external and within TfL • Local demand • Borough and stakeholder support.

Expansion into the Camberwell area has been considered on a number of occasions; to date, this extension has not sufficiently met enough of the factors to be considered viable. However, TfL will continue to review this in the future.