Mayor answers to London

Bike hire scheme

Question number0815/2008
Meeting date21/05/2008

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.

Main question

Jenny Jones