Mayor answers to London
Bike hire scheme
Question by Jenny Jones
Will you continue with the plans to introduce a Velib type bike hire scheme in London by spring 2010, even if you are unable to use advertising revenue to pay for it?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
Yes. I am committed to making London a genuinely cycle friendly city and am continuing with the work being led by the Clear Zones Partnership and supported by TfL, to assess the feasibility of introducing public transport bikes in Central London in 2010. Further work is underway to consider a range of options for planning and financing this scheme so as to ensure value for money for the taxpayer.