Bike hire

Mobike launch CW Library
Mobike launch Canada Water Library

We recently introduced two dockless bike providers, Mobike and ofo, which have joined TfL’s Santander Cycles to make Southwark the first council south of the river to embrace on demand bike hire. We're keen to bring on demand bike hire to Southwark, and have worked with many residents and other interested groups to make this possible.

We're actively addressing the London wide air quality problem. Many of the borough’s schools have been working with the council to teach children to ride bikes and encourage them to walk and cycle to school. We hope that the new dockless bikes will open cycling up to even more people, making riding around the borough even easier.

We're committed to improving road safety and cycling infrastructure and have created a number of Quietways, which are peaceful cycle routes away from busy traffic and big roads, ideal for new cyclists.

Mobike and ofo are experts in their field, they are committed to working with us to promote responsible and safe cycling, including the parking of their bikes. Mobike and ofo are a great fit in Southwark, their dockless bikes are already established across a number of London boroughs and our neighbouring boroughs are also looking to work with them as well. Both Mobike and ofo started out with 200 bikes (each) in Southwark and can be located/rented through their respective apps, which provide access to unlock the bikes. When a cyclist reaches their destination they can use the app to find guidance about where to leave the bike (taking care not to cause an obstruction) and lock it up ready for the next user.

Ofo launch CW Library
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Page last updated: 16 May 2018