GoCycle success: Surbiton cycle hire scheme expands
The folding bike hire scheme launched in Surbiton last year has proven so popular that the Council has approved an extension to the dock, doubling capacity.
The Brompton Bike Hire dock was launched in July as part of the Conservative-led council’s aim to encourage cycling. It provides 24/7 access to folding bike hire. The bikes, which are available for hire from £2.50 for 24 hours, complement the 10 new cycling routes being developed by as part of the Go Cycle programme.
Councillor Terry Paton, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for the Go Cycle programme, said:
The Brompton Bike Hire scheme has proven to be a terrific success at Surbiton and has provided locals and visitors with more travel options for getting around our Borough. Fold-up bikes offer fantastic flexibility as they are portable on buses, trains, and taxis. There has been such a great demand that we’re looking at options for future docking stations elsewhere in the Borough.