London’s Bike Sharing Program
London’s bike-sharing program is here. 400 bicycle docking stations, 10,200 docking spaces and 6,000 bicycles are available in central London
Boris Johnson, London’s mayor and a cyclist commuter, has been a big supporter of the program.
“I have long held the view that a cyclised city is a civilised city, but if we are to get more Londoners on to two wheels rather than four we need to provide the facilities to help them do so.
I hope a central-London cycle-hire scheme will inspire Londoners as a whole, and not just the adventurous few, to get on their bikes and give cycling a go.
I believe that the work we are carrying out can make the capital a city of cyclists, where to use two wheels is common, not curious.”
Both bicycles and docking stations are built in Canada and are based on Bixi, the bicycle rental system of the city of Montreal.
What is for sure is that more cities around the globe need to stop relying so much on cars. Everybody just gets stuck in traffic anyway – a big waste of time and resources.