Cycle Hire Expansion

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What plans do you have for increasing the coverage of the cycle hire scheme south of the river? Ideally the scheme should come to Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe, go south to Camberwell and Brixton and also take in Clapham. What discussions are TfL having with Southwark and Lambeth Council respectively?


Answer for Cycle Hire Expansion

Answer for Cycle Hire Expansion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The main focus for the Cycle Hire scheme at present is to identify locations for more 'intensification' sites with our borough partners within the footprint of the current scheme.  By increasing the density of docking points, particularly in central London, users will have greater opportunity to hire and dock bikes and the redistribution operation will be more efficient.

The most recent expansion of the scheme includes Clapham Junction with nine docking stations at and around the station. There has also recently been three new sites built near Clapham Common Southside.

That said, I view the scheme as an expanding programme and TfL is more than happy to look at suggested sites and areas subject to a range of criteria that must be met for docking station installation.  These include topography, operational considerations and available funding.

TfL remains engaged with both Lambeth and Southwark boroughs regarding intensification and any possible future expansion.