Petition to: expand Santander Cycles to Queen's Park

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We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to expand Santander Cycles to Queen's Park. More details

Petition update from the council, 20 March 2017

Dear Carey

Thank you for submitting your petition on 11 August 2016, requesting extension of the Santander cycle hire scheme into Queen’s Park. Please accept our apologies for the delayed response, but we have been in discussions with Transport for London on this matter. As you may be aware the cycle hire scheme is administered and funded by Transport for London (TfL), not the City Council. The City Council supports the cycle hire scheme and has been lobbying TfL to extend the scheme into the north-west of the City ever since its launch in 2010, but unfortunately TfL has confirmed that due to funding constraints they are not considering extension of the scheme into this area at this time. I suggest that you lobby Caroline Pidgeon MBE, who is the chair of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Transport Committee, on this matter.


Jayne Rusbatch
City Management and Communities
Westminster City Council

More details from petition creator

With the major multi-million redevelopment of the Moberley Sports Centre now underway (not scheduled to open till 2018) and the sad loss announced of the Jubilee Sports Centre, now would seem to be a great time to root for some Santander Cycles in Queen’s Park to help keep us fit in the meantime. Cycling is one route to fitness, accessible to all ages. It has never been more popular. I have been a member of the scheme for several years and use the bikes at lunchtime and to go to meetings. I would love to cycle all the way home but my route from work in Pimlico stops well short of Queen’s Park. I can currently only cycle as far as the top of Ladbroke Grove or the bottom of Warwick Avenue. I then have to get the bus or tube to complete the journey – defeating the object of the bikes. Westminster is spending thousands of pounds building cycle superhighways and more and more hire bikes are springing up in other parts of London. Yet Santander Cycles are not available to hire in an area where quieter roads are plentiful and there is clearly great interest in fitness with several gyms and yoga centres now flourishing. Please join me in this petition to ask for hire bikes in our area. Thank you.

Current signatories

Carey Smith, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Paul Dimoldenberg
  • Lydia Good
  • John McArdle
  • Murad Qureshi
  • Marie Costigan
  • Robert Ward
  • Phil Wright
  • Claire wright
  • Gavin Murphy
  • Maureen whyberd
  • Margaret Lynch
  • Fiona Doherty
  • James Turley
  • Simon Fellowes
  • Grace Paul
  • Jamie Joseph
  • Ms Samantha. Alleyne
  • Michelle Norton
  • J miller
  • Simonetta Wenkert
  • Luthfa Begum
  • Hugh Berry
  • marzena hauton
  • Patrick Lilley
  • Douglas Wells
  • Lorena
  • Dominic Fee
  • Henry Bewley
  • Matt Littlewood
  • henry bacon
  • Sabine Alwart
  • Amanda fuller
  • DEBS Bourner
  • Tracey Griffiths
  • Wassila Tahrichi
  • Maya glaser
  • Kieran Seale
  • Victoria Marshallsay
  • Isabel naidoo
  • Olivia
  • Oli
  • Fraser Brydson
  • Olivia
  • Phoebe
  • Phoebe
  • Zoe
  • Zoe
  • Lucy
  • Ludo Hunter-Tilney
  • Maisie
  • George Webb
  • Sonja Rump
  • Amy Dobinson
  • Oliver Barsoum
  • jonathan benacci
  • Shona Morrison-Kemp
  • Hannah Webb
  • Philip cooper
  • Kate Parker
  • Helen Dudley-Smith
  • Edward Dudley-Smith
  • Laura Dudley-Smith
  • Karen Round
  • Martin Fowler
  • Thomas Hughes
  • Ben Davey
  • Javid abdelmoneim
  • Emma sweeney
  • Katie Cowan
  • Simon
  • Barrie Taylor
  • Charles medlicott
  • celia benacci
  • Duncan McLeod
  • Katy Denny
  • Rusty Murphy
  • Fr. Amos
  • will newton
  • Tom Cartwright
  • Arnoud
  • Tony
  • Louise Inniss
  • Rebecca Hibbert
  • Patricia McAllister
  • Marion Bloch
  • Giorgio G Cardone
  • Val Gedge
  • Ryan Dalton
  • ilana levine
  • Adam Jones
  • Hassan Elhrouz
  • Damian Kerr
  • Christine Modafferi
  • Simon Walton
  • Gill FitzHugh
  • sid firoozkoohi
  • Susanna Rustin
  • Jayne Robinson
  • Tim Good
  • Hilary Knox
  • Judith Kendra
  • Phillippa Black
  • Danielle Stevens
  • James Scott
  • Kathy Hill
  • Sheena Dungey
  • Christopher Winn
  • Rita Begum
  • Sarah Donaldson