Boris Johnson

Eco House Agent, United Kingdom

Back Boris’ Bikes

Analysis data configured by the Nature Geoscience Journal reports that carbon emissions could raise annually by 3%. As the post-recession lack of eco warriors further declines, many are full fuel ahead and unaware of the consequences. This begs the question, what alternatives are on the table.

In July Mayor Boris Johnson partnered with Barclay financial service in a bid to launch London’s bike sharing scheme. The success of Boris’s bikes has become a carbon free saviour, allowing the public to hire the two wheeled pushbikes at low cost. With the initiative to lower carbon emissions, the bikes offer an alternative to public transport and cars, as well as providing exercise.

There are more than 300 docking stations supplying thousands of Boris’s bikes, around central London including; Camden, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster and several of the royal park. A membership of £3 allows immediate use, however the scheme is due to go casual user friendly. As of 3rd December membership is not required and payment of hire can be made directly at the on-street terminals. This allows spontaneous use of the bikes for both Londoners and tourists. Costs start from FREE for your first 30 minutes up to a maximum 24 hour usage of £50 and insurance is automatically supplied, in cases of damage occurring. The bikes can be accessed at any times and returned to any terminal.
The cherry on the cake; Boris Johnson is in the midst of banning large vessels delivering to the centre of London to not only prevent accidents, due to the lorry blind spot but to lower carbon emissions further.

The Barclay/Boris bike hire scheme is the ideal transport to work, for site seeing or a work out session, so what is the harm in trying and taking a ride forward to removing your carbon foot print.

Further information can be found at the TFL website:

Author Michaella Bassick



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are there any more scemes that boris johnson created for london?
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