Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Cycle Hire Scheme - A Capital Idea That Should Be Replicated Nationwide

Bikes have sprung up all over London.  At the corner of most streets a bike hire area has been established.  People can pay a couple of quid, hire a bike for a short time and then drop off the bike at any other rental station.

Cycle Hire by Charence

This is, beyond any shadow of a doubt, a great idea.

It is good for public health, good for the environment and good for community spirits.  It is even sponsored by a bank, so they can give a little back for the hell they have put us all through over the past few years.

I don't see any reason why this kind of scheme shouldn't be introduced in other cities around the UK.  It would be great to pick up a hire bike and ride down the quayside, or through the Durham or Tyne Valley countryside on a good, sunny day.

Hopefully other local authorities will be looking to follow Boris' lead.

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