Over 60,000 people have registered and over a million journeys have been undertaken on the London cycle hire bikes - with an average of 15,000 journeys a day. Lambeth has the honour of boasting the most used docking station at Concert Hall Approach in Waterloo. Reports from TfL suggest that theft has not been an issue with only 3 bikes stolen to date, and concerns over anti social behaviour around docking stations has not been reported.
Due to the popularity of the scheme TfL are looking to intensify sites within the existing zone. Therefore officers at Lambeth have been tasked with identifying a further 100 docking points (that's spaces for bikes not 100 stations) by late November this year. These can be extensions to existing sites or completely new sites. The scheme works best when stations are approximately 300 m from other docking stations, as if stations are full/empty users don’t have too far to walk to the next station.
If you have any suggestions for new or extensions to existing sites please get in touch with Dawn Haines at Lambeth Council. Please note that before any sites can be implemented they have to go through both planning and traffic regulation processes. This means that formal consultation is carried out with those living in close proximity to sites.
Pictured: Labour activists in Stockwell are campaigning for the scheme to be extended southwards, but TfL want to intensify the number of bikes in the existing zone.