TfL expands bike scheme

Transport for London is rolling out eight new docking stations and adding 1,700 more bikes to its hire network in response to an increase in demand.

It says last month was the best May in London’s cycle hire scheme’s 10 year history, with 1,120,620 hires and also had the highest weekly and weekend hires.

It’s adding three docking stations around Clapham Common and four alongside the Cycleway 4 route, which will connect Tower Bridge Road with Rotherhithe, with one at nearby Canada Water. A further six docking stations will be built by the end of the year.

David Eddington, TfL’s Head of Cycle Hire, called it “fantastic” to see people using the Santander Cycles scheme and that TfL is “doing everything we can to support the scheme during this period of growth and our tenth year of Cycle Hire. Our new bikes and docking stations will make cycling even easier and more convenient.”

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