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New cycle hire locations revealed

The locations of eight new cycle hire docking stations in Southwark have been confirmed by TfL, following an announcement last year. 

Six cycle hire locations have been named in the planning applications. 

One docking station, hosting eighteen bikes, will be based outside the Harris Academy on Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, next to an existing segregated cycle lane. 

The second will be placed on Brandon Street, near Nursery Row in Walworth. It will have space for more than 20 bikes. 

Clements Road, which is south of Bermondsey tube station, is set to get the third cycle hire, with space for 24 bicycles. 

The fourth 22-bike docking station will be situated opposite the Blue Anchor pub on Southwark Park Road. 

South Bermondsey railway station, next to the nearby row of shops, will house a fifth space for 24 bikes. 

The sixth – and largest – cycle hire station will be installed next to Burgess Park, on the corner of Albany Road and Camberwell Road. It will contain 30 bikes. 

Two other docking stations will be added on Camberwell Road and Crimscott Street, although the locations still need pinning down. 

The News reported in October last year that Southwark was due to get the bikes by April 2023. 

All locations are still subject to final approval by Southwark Council. 

The expansion of cycle lanes in Southwark is being funded by more than £1 million in developer money. 

Many of the most deprived areas of Southwark have long not had any TfL bikes, including Peckham, Camberwell and south Bermondsey. 

“We want to make cycling more accessible than ever, which is why we’re working with Southwark Council to expand the scheme with eight new docking stations in the borough,” said David Eddington, TfL’s head of cycle hire. 

“Santander Cycles is a vital part of London’s transport system and has played a hugely important role in ensuring a health and sustainable recovery from the pandemic,” he added. 

The cycle hire scheme launched on 30th July 2010 with 315 docking stations and 5,000 bikes across eight London boroughs. 

A decade later the cycle hire scheme has more than 750 docking stations and over 14,000 bikes.   

Londoners hired bikes on the TfL scheme a total of 10.9 million times last year.

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