Dockless Bikes Law

MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I understand that TfL are looking to introduce a pan-London by-law to control where dock less bikes are left but that it could take a year. Can you update me on this work and explain why it will take so long to introduce?


Dockless Bikes Law

Dockless Bikes Law

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London and London Councils are undertaking this work jointly, following agreement at London Councils’ Transport & Environment Committee (TEC). The proposed byelaw would be made once and would apply equally in every London borough.

Once in place, the byelaw will enable boroughs to specify where dockless rental bikes can or cannot be parked, thus minimising any unwanted clutter or obstruction. To achieve this, all 33 local authorities must agree on the wording of the byelaw, and each must delegate the power to make the byelaw to TEC, which in most cases will require the matter to be considered at full Council meetings. The byelaw would then be subject to Ministerial approval and public consultation.

The wording of the byelaw is currently being agreed with London boroughs, and I encourage them all to progress this important matter as quickly as possible.