In a small extension of the area covered by the cycle hire scheme, TfL are proposing a new docking station for Santander Cycles, close to the southern end of Cedars Road. This one of three proposed new stations (the others being close to Clapham Common station, and close to Clapham north station). It’s a spot conveniently close to both the CS7 ‘cycle superhighway’ and the more recently built ‘Quietway’ route in to town.
This will complement our existing points quite well – the TfL map to the right illustrates this docking station in orange, and the existing ones are in red (map data © Google).
We don’t expect this to be controversial – they have chosen the one spot where the pavement is about 30 feet wide and has no houses or shops facing it, meaning there’s absolutely loads of space for a cycle hire point without losing any coveted parking spaces, as TfL’s photo and illustration below show rather well.
We generally see broad support for the cycle hire scheme among those we speak to, and reckon this proposal – which patches up a bit of a hole in the area of coverage – is good news. If you want to formally comment on these proposals (whether to support or express concerns), the planning application is on the Lambeth planning site (as it is just over the Lambeth / Wandsworth border) and you’ll need to search for reference number 19/03730/FUL.