Cycle Hire in Rotherhithe

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have been contacted by residents in Rotherhithe who are keen to see the cycle hire scheme expanded on Rotherhithe peninsula particularly near the riverfront as there currently are no cycle hire facilities in this vicinity. Please can this be considered?


Answer for Cycle Hire in Rotherhithe

Answer for Cycle Hire in Rotherhithe

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As explained in MQ 2014 /3442, there are no plans to expand the scheme outside of the current footprint at this time.

The main focus for the Cycle Hire scheme, at present, is to identify locations for more 'intensification' sites with our borough partners within the existing footprint of the 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.

This 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 future 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.