Status Update

Southwark Council are blocking progress

TfL have offered to pay running costs

Brixton is getting the scheme – supported by Lambeth Council

Despite our best efforts,  Labour run Southwark Council are failing to commit to extend the scheme to Rotherhithe and Bermondsey. They lack the political will to prioritise an essential and environmentally friendly contribution to our transport system – while continuing to support further development in an area where public transport is already saturated

A breath of fresh air from the Leader of the opposition at Southwark Council

Councillor Anood Al-Samerai,  Leader, Southwark Liberal Democrat Council Group kindly provided this statement:

“Southwark Liberal Democrats strongly support extending the bike hire scheme to Bermondsey and Rotherhithe and have been calling on the council to make this happen for years. TfL will fund the ongoing maintenance costs and so the council only has to put up the initial capital, which it could secure from developers who are adding to the population but not our infrastructure. Lambeth and Tower Hamlets Councils have managed, Southwark must now follow their lead. Liberal Democrats are doing all we can to make sure that the bike hire scheme is listed on local community infrastructure project lists and will continue to lobby the Council’s Cabinet to put their money where their mouth is.”