|More Cycle Hire Docking Stations Approved|
Additional sites bring total of local bicycle spaces to 430
Hammersmith and Fulham Council has given the go ahead for another four Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations to be, in addition to the first batch of sites approved during December.
The latest approved sites are at:
Carriageway outside 237 North End Road, W14 - 28 docking points
Carriageway Opposite 51 Hugon Road, SW6 - 30 docking points
Carriageway Adjacent To 2 Comeragh Road, W14 - 20 docking points
Footpath outside 174 Hammersmith Road, W6 - 26 docking points
Footpath outside 43 Brook Green, W6 - 38 docking points
With these new additions, 430 bicycle spaces have now been approved across Hammersmith and Fulham.
Cllr Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, cabinet member for transport and technical services, said: "We are very excited to see the scheme come to the borough, especially as many of these approved sites for docking stations were suggested initially by our residents through the council's website.
" Hammersmith & Fulham has one of the highest numbers of cyclists on London's roads, and we hope that this figure will continue to rise over the coming years with the western expansion of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme."
Here are the other sites which have already received council approval:
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 docking 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.
January 10, 2013