Merton prepares ground for cycle hire scheme

Merton Council is set to have talks with Transport for London to bring a cycle hire scheme to the borough.

The council is working to expand cycling networks in the borough, with the objective of bringing a suitable cycle hire scheme to Merton in the future.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge, said: ‘It’s early days, but we’re committed to improving cycling facilities and, as part of our plans for Merton, are considering a cycle-hire scheme to benefit residents and visitors to Merton. We hope such a scheme will encourage people to get out of their cars and onto bikes – good for health and the environment.”