Thursday, 25 August 2011

New or extended cycle hire docking stations coming to City of London shortly

View New Square Mile docking stations in a larger map

The City of London has received planning applications for new or extended cycle hire docking stations for a number of new locations. I've popped these on to a google map and you can click for further details.

For those of you who'd rather see this in list form, the proposed changes are as follows:
  • Cheapside near King Street (already built, bikes are in the docking points, might be available to use)
  • Gresham Street near Old Jewry)
  • Stonecutter Street (on the other side of the road from the existing site)
  • King Edward Street (just north of Angel Street)
  • Houndsditch near Stoney Lane
  • St Bride Street
  • Fore Street Ave (extension)
  • Queen Street (extension)
  • Moorfields (extension) – dependent on Crossrail works
All good news although still leaves some patches of the Square Mile strangely free of cycle hire bikes, notably in the eastern part of the City.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, Stonecutter Street. I wonder whether TfL thereby plans to put the kibosh on the City's desire to provide a cyclists contraflow up the street? The new dock will neatly obstruct its path.

    The City was keen to permit two-way for cyclists here, partly to make it easier for BB-ers to legally access the existing dock without getting off and pushing. TfL refused, on the basis if I recall correctly that cyclists coming southbound down Farrindon St could not safely get across unless changes to the lights sequence were made.

    And we all know that TfL will never agree to change light sequences to the potential detriment to petrol-heads, don't we?

    Sounds like one to object to, even though it is already a well-used facility.