Mayor answers to London
Question by Jenny Jones
Has there been any progress in setting up a communal cycle hire system in London?
Answer by Ken Livingstone (2nd Term)
You may have read in the press recently about the `Oy Bike" initiative that TfL is supporting. `Oy Bike" is a new mobile phone-operated bicycle rental scheme designed to make getting around easier and faster. It is being trialed in Hammersmith and Fulham, where a number of rental stations have been set up at locations including tube and train stations, theatres and cinemas. Users pay an annual fee, and then use their mobile phone to unlock a bike for as long as they need. TfL is also in contact with the suppliers of existing bike rental schemes in other cities across Europe to discuss the possibilities for London.