Bundling of cycle hire cost into Oyster and Contactless

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6085
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What work is Transport for London (TfL) undertaking at present to integrate cycle hire within Londoners’ existing fare payment options for other TfL modes, including Oyster and Contactless?

Answers

Answer for Bundling of cycle hire cost into Oyster and Contactless
Bundling of cycle hire cost into Oyster and Contactless

Bundling of cycle hire cost into Oyster and Contactless

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has looked extensively at the possibility of integrating Cycle Hire with Oyster.  Our current conclusion is that the significant level of investment that would be required in additional infrastructure to support this does not represent good value for money.  However, contactless payment cards have been accepted for the Cycle Hire scheme since November 2018 and our app makes it even easier to hire a bike.