Plans in for thirty cycle hire sites

Published: Thursday 24th January 13

Transport for London (TfL) has now submitted thirty planning applications for Barclays Cycle Hire docking station sites in Wandsworth.

Last year the council agreed a plan with the Mayor of London which would see the existing Barclays Cycle Hire zone extended across parts of Battersea, Wandsworth Town and Putney from late 2013.

Bringing the popular bike sharing scheme to the borough is a central aim of the council's Travel Choices campaign and will give thousands of local people a new and exciting travel option.

In total around 60 docking stations would need to be installed across this northern stretch of the borough as part of the extension.

In identifying potential sites, issues considered included safety and the impacts on parking, pedestrians, local businesses and nearby homes.

Planning permission from the council is required for every site and each of TfL's applications will be carefully assessed before a decision is made.

So far 30 applications have been received and fully validated. More are expected over the coming weeks.

Select the application you are interested in below to view full application details, and make comments (comments can be made on live applications only).

Wandsworth Council's transport spokesman Cllr Russell King said:

"There's been a huge level of interest in the expansion plan since it was first announced last year. The scheme is great way to normalise cycling and will help ease the pressure on our roads, buses, Tubes and trains.

"The council's ultimate aim is for Barclays Cycle Hire to be extended right the way across Wandsworth. We want this extension to be the first step towards borough-wide coverage".  

As more applications are received they will be listed on the council's website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/cyclehire

Potential Docking Station Site

Planning Application  Reference Number

Consultation deadline

Planning Status

Lurline Gardens

2012/5704

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Thessaly Road

2012/5717

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Battersea Bridge Road/Surrey Lane

2012/5720

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Falcon Road

2012/5718

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Prince of Wales Drive opp Beechmore Road

2012/5736

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Simpson Street

2012/5707

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Battersea Park Road/Austin Road

2012/5723

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Alfreda Street j/w Battersea Park Rd

2012/5705

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Queenstown Rd/Sopwith Way

2012/5715

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Jagger House, Ethelburga Estate

2012/5727

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Bradmead

2012/5722

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Macduff Road

2012/5721

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Robertson Street

2012/5735

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Sheepcote Lane/Latchmere Leisure Centre

2012/5716

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Eckstein Rd / St Johns Road

2012/5714

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Eckstein Rd j/w Comyn Rd

2012/5713

January 10th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Prince of Wales Drive , Queens Circus

2012/5863

January 17th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Morie Street

2012/5866

January 17th, 2013

App received, consultation complete 

Nantes Close

2012/5869

January 17th, 2013

App received, consultation complete

Fawcett Close

2012/5865

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Spanish Road

2012/5864

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Stanley Grove

2012/5862

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Oakhill Road

2012/5953

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Oxford Road

2012/5952

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Bective Road

2012/5950

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

St James's Grove

2012/5955

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Lavender Gardens

2012/5954

January 31st, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Thessaly Road / St Georges School

2012/5951

February 7th, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Putney Bridge Road

2012/5960

February 7th, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Podmore Road

2012/5964

February 7th, 2013

App received, consultation underway

Docking stations are 2m wide and at least 23m long so each site must be large enough to accommodate the equipment. Stations on the footway require an additional 2m clearance to ensure pedestrians can pass. 

Where parking bays or yellow lines would need to be changed to accommodate the docking station a traffic management order amendment would be necessary. This process would be subject to a separate consultation exercise giving residents the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes.  

The majority of the costs will be met by Transport for London and the scheme's sponsor Barclays.

Wandsworth Council will make a contribution of £2mn towards the cost of the roll-out using grant funding provided by TfL. This money is given to the council on the condition it is used for transport improvement projects and cannot be spent on other local services.

Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/cyclehire

For more information on the council's Travel Choices campaign visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/travelchoices

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Recent comments

Dear Sir/Madam, as a resident of Oakhill Road, I am writing to express my disapproval of the proposed "Boris Bike" stations on Oakhill, Galveston and Mexfield Roads. Notwithstanding my concerns that these proposals are excess to requirement for the location, on a practical and important level this is a an already busy thoroughfare which needs to see less, rather than more, non-residential traffic. The "grid" suffers from a lack of available parking at the best of times and these proposals will remove 3-5 space minimum from each road, which the residents can ill-afford. I object to these proposals and would be disappointed to see them confirmed. It will be detrimental to the enjoyment and attractiveness of this location.
Andrew Cook

25 January 2013

I hope none of the Boris/Barclays bicycle bays will be at the expense of existing motorcycle bays. In fact we need more motorcycle bays.
Dick

24 January 2013