TfL revamps Santander Cycles scheme with new e-bikes and “simplified tariff” – Business Traveller

Finally TfL said that it will open new docking stations later this year at Burgess Park Albany Road, South Bermondsey station, Clements Road, Harris Academy, Brandon Street, Crimscott Street and The Blue – all within the London Borough of Southwark.

The changes come as the scheme reported its busiest ever month in July 2022, with more than 1.3 million hires – indeed every month between September 2021 and July 2022 has reported record-breaking figures.

Note that the scheme will be temporarily closed between 2200 on Friday September 9 and 0600 on Monday September 12 to allow for systems to be upgraded. During this period, bikes that have already been hired will be able to be returned, but no new hires will be possible.

Santander recently committed to sponsoring the bike hire scheme until May 2025.

Commenting on the news, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said:

“I am delighted to be launching our first ever e-bikes for hire. Another first for London hot on the heels of another record-breaking month for Santander Cycles, which saw an incredible 1.3 million journeys in July. It will be great to see these new e-bikes on London’s streets soon.

“I’m determined to continue building a cleaner, greener London for everyone and this includes making cycling as accessible as possible. The new Santander Cycles e-bikes will play an important role in helping to break down some of the barriers that stop people from getting on a bike, including fitness, age and length of journey.”

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