Potential cycle hire locations unveiled
Published: Wednesday 26th September 12
A map showing the potential locations for new Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme Docking Stations across the north of Wandsworth can now be viewed on the council’s website.
The proposed sites have been selected by Transport for London (TfL) with the help of the council and hundreds of local residents who took part in a public consultation earlier this year.
Residents can view the map and a list of the proposed locations is also available online.
The locations highlighted on the map are just proposals at this stage. TfL will provide local people will have further opportunities to influence the final site selection, and all sites will be subject to planning permission.
The scheme's expansion is expected to take place by spring 2014 - giving thousands of local people a new and exciting travel option.
The next step is a series of public engagement events beginning next week where TfL and council officers will be on hand to explain more about the scheme and why each docking station site has been suggested:
- Saturday 6 October, 4-6pm, Putney Exchange Shopping Centre, Putney High Street, SW15 1TW
- Tuesday 9 October, 12-2pm, ASDA, Clapham Junction, 204 Lavender Hill , SW11 1JG
- Tuesday 9 October, 4-6pm, Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth Town , SW18 4TF
The council has been long been campaigning for the scheme to be extended into Wandsworth as part of its Travel Choices campaign.
The enlarged area would include the part of Wandsworth which lies east of Putney High Street and north of the South Circular. Around 60 docking stations would be installed.
The ultimate aim for the council is to have complete borough-wide coverage.
Council leader Ravi Govindia said: "It's fantastic to see this exciting project moving forward. We've fought long and hard to secure this expansion and we will continue to press for a borough-wide roll out in the months ahead. The jobs not finished until every household in Wandsworth is covered by this scheme.
"Boris bikes will help more people to take up cycling, reduce car use and ease congestion on our buses, tubes and trains. The bikes are convenient, fun, help reduce air pollution and are much cheaper than other forms of public transport. They will be a great addition to our transport system."
To have your say on the possible site locations email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the council's transport development plans visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/travelchoices