|Council Approves First Batch of Cycle Hire Docking Stations|
Boris Bikes on their way to Hammersmith and Fulham this year
The first batch of Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations to be proposed for sites in our borough have been approved by Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
There are 11 sites spread across Hammersmith and Fulham with the smallest at Bridge Avenue off King Street offering 18 docking points and the largest, outside Maltings Place in Fulham's Imperial Road providing 57 points.
Here is the full list of sites approved to date:
Carriageway adjacent to Clifford Haigh House, Crabtree Lane, SW6 - 29 docking points
Footpath outside Lygon House, 313 Fulham Palace Road, SW6 - 24 points
Carriageway opposite 5 Erin Close, SW6 - 24 points
Footpath next to 21-25 Imperial Road, SW6- 29 points
Carriageway outside Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, SW6 - 38 points
Land outside King Henry's Reach, Manbre Road, W6 - 28 points
Footpath outside Bedford House, 69 - 79 Fulham High Street, SW6 - 21 points
Footpath outside Arthur Henderson House Fulham Road London SW6 4JU 27
Footpath outside Maltings Place Imperial Road,SW6 - 57 points
Carriageway and footway opposite 5-7 Bridge Avenue, W6 - 18 points
Land opposite 237 New King's Road, SW6 - 21 points
It is expected that these docking stations will be installed by this summer, and will be part of an eventual total of around 60 stations offering 1,440 Boris Bikes.
At the moment the only dockingl stations in the borough are situated around Westfield in Shepherd's Bush and were financed by the shopping centre itself. The centre has now reportedly agreed to extend this to provide around 18 stations around the centre.
In 2011, Mayor Boris Johnson asked Transport for London to prepare plans for a westward expansion of the scheme in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth and Kensington & Chelsea.
Since then TfL has been working with the boroughs to identify suitable locations for docking stations and to develop the design and layout of the proposed expanded area.
The Mayor also confirmed that the scheme will launch in late 2013, with all new docking stations to be in place by spring 2014.
He said: " Every Londoner should be able to take advantage of our hugely popular and iconic Barclays Cycle Hire scheme which has already brought untold benefits to London's commuters, businesses and visitors alike. "
TfL aim to provide a docking station every 300-400 metres, and are looking to provide 60-70 stations in the borough.
TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels, said: "These plans build on the huge success of Barclays Cycle Hire which has been immensely popular this summer with record number of people using the scheme during the London 2012 Games
"There is a huge appetite for the scheme in west and south west London and bringing Barclays Cycle Hire to those areas will make public transport more accessible in those communities."
January 3, 2013