Application for 21 bike docking stations.
I think it's that section of footpath on BHS between Lant Street and Suffolk Street which is certainly wide enough.
Location: TFL CYCLE HIRE ADJACENT TO 1-52 REDMAN HOUSE, BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON, SE1 1JU
Proposal: Installation on footway of cycle hire docking station measuring 18m long and 2m wide, for the Transport for London Cycle Hire Scheme containing a maximum of 21 docking points for scheme bicycles plus a terminal.
Statutory start date: 27/06/2009
Decision issued: This case has not yet been decided
What do you do if you arrive at a docking station and all the bays are full? I suppose you have to cycle to the next available station.
TFL have also put in an application for a docking station for 49 bikes on Long Lane outside Empire Square - full details <a href="http://planningonline.southwarksites.com/planningonline2/AcolNetCGI.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=9532359" target="_blank">here</a> - application no 09/AP/1209
I think these bike hire systems are great - the one in Paris is fab - I will certainly be using the one in Empire Square when it is installed. Now, where did I put that cycling proficiency certificate from childhood.......?
You can get 2 free, two-hour cycling lessons if you live or work in Southwark, I've done it and it's very good and quite useful. The instructor took me around the roundabout at the end of Jamaica Road, I was very pleased with myself (though I may still get off and walk!!).
Todays Evening Standard READ say there are 400 bike stations planned for Zone1 and they will be 300 metres from each other.
Boris ahs pledged to spend £113 million this year on cycling facilities including 12 bike super-highways.