Ken Announces Bike Hire Scheme

By Lindsey Last edited 133 months ago
Ken Announces Bike Hire Scheme

Yesterday, Ken announced that London will have a city bike hire scheme, a la Vélib' in Paris, with up to 6,000 bikes located across docking stations every 300m.


This major investment in cycling - £500 million over a decade - will transform the way we get around the capital although it's unlikely we'll see the bikes on our streets until 2010. Better commuter cycle routes are also planned.

The programme will improve pedestrian routes too with an expansion of the Legible London signage scheme, making it easier and less intimidating for Londoners and tourists alike to navigate the streets without a dog eared A-Z to hand.

Anyone would think he was keen to win an election this year. Nice one, Ken.

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Last Updated 12 February 2008