In Depth: London Cycle Hire Scheme

santander_cycles_wheel_archSpanning two Mayors and taking three years from original idea to first ride, London’s new Cycle Hire scheme is the latest way to explore and travel around London.

This selection of articles charts the scheme’s development, dating back to 2007 when then Mayor Ken Livingstone tasked Transport for London with investigating the feasibility of such a scheme through to the official launch of the live scheme by Boris Johnson.

It also chronicles the three year fight to secure publication of TfL’s sponsorship contract with Barclays and details of additional local council funding.