Brixton’s first cycle hire docking stations are due to open today (12 February).
A total of seven are opening in an expansion of the scheme to southern Lambeth, after a funding agreement between the council and Transport for London, announced last July.
The stations will hold 200 of the new Santander cycles built by the English company Pashley Cycles.
The new bikes have improved handling and comfort, with a gel saddle, lower frame and new gears as well as improved front and rear lighting.
The new docking stations in Lambeth are at:
Saltoun Road/Windrush Square, Brixton
Ferndale Road, near the junction with Nursery Road, Brixton
St. John’s Crescent/Brixton Road/Max Roach Park, Brixton
Cranmer Road, Stockwell
Normandy Road, Stockwell
Wynne Road, Stockwell
Sidney Road, Stockwell.