A blog about Richmond upon Thames local issues by a local resident.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
When will TfL realise they need more BorisBikes at Waterloo?
Now the Summer's gone -and everyone's back-, it's cruelly obvious Transport for London need to add more capacity to its Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.
The scheme is over-subscribed in several locations, including in Waterloo where at peak time (after 0815) one can't hire a bike nor drop it off after 1815.
The staff at hand -two guys and a trailer- can't cope with the quick-forming lines, often 20 deep.
At a time when the motorist is robbed more than ever, when train tickets have increased for years above inflation (as incomes stagnated), it is time to better resource alternative transportation schemes. They are both 'green' and low cost, as well as popular.