The Mayor's Cycle Hire Scheme comes to Hackney
By RosieWatts | Thursday, July 22, 2010, 09:33
The new Barclays cycle hire scheme is coming to Hackney with docking stations all over South Hackney.
Do you want this in Stoke Newington
Although not as far as Stoke Newington, you will still be able to hire a bike a take a trial cycle.
Over the few last months, cycles and docking stations have been assembled, tested, branded and programmed to be installed across the capital in readiness for use from 30 July. Once installation is complete, people will be able to pick up and drop off one of 6,000 hire cycles at around 400 locations across London’s zone one travel area.
The cycle, put into action by Mayor Boris Johnson , is aimed at providing an additional mode of transport that will compliment existing Transport for London operated Bus, Tube, Overground and Tram systems.
Hackney councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “The environmental and health benefits of cycling are well documented. Barclays Cycle Hire provides an environmentally sustainable form of transport, adding to Hackney’s green credentials and promoting healthier living amongst residents.”
Fourteen docking points located around the southern end of Hackney, including at East Road, Falkirk Street, Leonard Circus, Murray Grove, New North Road, Old Street, Shoreditch Park and Wenlock Road, means the CHS will be available to residents 24 hours a day, making it accessible to lower income households and encouraging social inclusion.
A range of roadshows aimed at giving Londoners information they need to sign up, saddle up and set off on Barclays Cycle Hire. Londoners will be able to see all of the kit including the final bicycle, docking points and terminals, plus information on the new Barclays Cycle Superhighways
The next road show closest to Hackney will be on August 22 2010 from 9am - 5pm, at Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA.
For more information about Barclays Cycle Hire and to register your interest in the scheme, visit here
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