Extension of the Santander cycle hire scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17323
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On the 30th August 2019 you tweeted: “For the first time London’s record-breaking Santander Cycles bike hire scheme will be expanded to Bermondsey and Rotherhithe”. Please state (1) the proposed timetable of the rollout of the cycle hire scheme in these areas, (2) the estimated number of docking stations and bicycles that will be included in this expansion, and (3) what are the funding proposals for the expansion of the cycle hire scheme.

Answer

Extension of the Santander cycle hire scheme

Extension of the Santander cycle hire scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is planned that 5 docking stations (approximately 125 docking points) will be constructed along Cycleway 4 as part of the infrastructure build of that route.

Dates for installation have yet to be agreed with Southwark and are subject to agreeing specific locations with the borough and obtaining planning consents. Conversations on this are ongoing. The stations will be funded by Transport for London as part of the Healthy Streets funding portfolio.