Transport for London is working hard to build cycling into the city’s transport infrastructure. Having implemented cycle schemes across the city, the joint project with Santander has now been adopted by Londoners and tourists alike.
This week, Transport for London announced that the rental scheme will now be coming to Brixton. Building seven new docking stations that will hold 200 bikes, Brixton is expected to follow in the footsteps of Waterloo and other successful biking areas.
Sadiq Khan, Major of London and huge advocate of the cycling initiative, is thrilled to see these bikes making their way to Brixton.
“I have no doubt that the bright red bikes will quickly become a familiar sight across Brixton, as they help tens of thousands more Londoners and visitors travel easily across the area. It’s yet another boost for our record-breaking scheme and for our work to make cycling more accessible, improve London’s air quality and tackle congestion.”
This latest move comes after a successful 2017. According to figures, 10.4m hires were made during the year. Setting a precedence for 2018, January also saw a huge number of hires; 650,000 to be exact! Seeing a 1.4% rise when compared to 2016 figures, London will now boast 775 dockings stations and 11,700 bikes across the city, with new spots including:
St. John’s Crescent, Brixton
Ferndale Road, Brixton
Saltoun Road, Brixton
Cranmer Road, Stockwell
Normandy Road, Stockwell
Wynne Road, Stockwell
Sidney Road, Stockwell
Revealing that one member visited 440 docking station in a 12-month period, there is obviously call for such a service. Let us know what you think; is the future of London transport with bike hire? Share your thoughts below. Request a quote for bike hire through us!