Cycle hire sponsorship in south London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0850
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you ensure that some of the extra income from the cycle hire sponsorship deal is put into expanding the scheme south of the river Thames, so that it reaches larger areas of Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth?

Answer

Answer for Cycle hire sponsorship in south London

Answer for Cycle hire sponsorship in south London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sponsorship income remains a key factor in minimising the operational costs of running the scheme. The increase in sponsorship funds are not ring fenced for expansion.

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 operations will be more efficient.

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 criteria that must be met for docking station installation. These include topography, operational considerations and available funding.

Both boroughs and private landowners who are interested in Santander Cycle docking stations are encouraged to contact TfL.  Duncan Robertson, Business Development Manager, is the first point of contact and can provide assistance on issues of funding, site locations, and other ways TfL can help. 

TfL remains engaged with all London boroughs regarding intensification and any possible future expansion.