Friday, 30 July 2010
Getting on One's Bike
More than 9 000 people have signed up to London’s first self-service cycle scheme, which launches today.
The Barclays Cycle Hire, which will be launched by London mayor Bo-Jo will allow people to hire bicycles stored at docking points around the city. For the first four weeks of the scheme, registered members can use the bikes but from the beginning of September they will be available on a pay-as-you-cycle basis.
Docking stations and hire bicycles will be available in Camden, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster and several of the Royal Parks.