Dockless Cycles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3649
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Dockless cycles have suddenly turned up without discussion in many parts of London, including my constituency. Could the Mayor give an update on discussions that TfL are holding with Obike and Mobike on how to promote cycling responsibly, without blocking the highways or pavements?

Answer

Answer for Dockless Cycles

Answer for Dockless Cycles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is speaking extensively with London boroughs, Royal Parks, the Metropolitan Police Service and other key partners about how to address this issue.

On 8 September, TfL published the Dockless bike share code of practice for operators in London which sets out clear expectations on the responsible operation of such schemes. In this document, the duty of TfL and other Highway Authorities to protect the rights of the highway is emphasised.

TfL continues to engage with all known operators and encourage those looking to launch in London to work with it and the appropriate authorities.