05 December 2011

Boris Bikes

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK




Introduced in July 2010, London has a successful public bicycle sharing scheme
with bikes and 'docks' located throughout the city

Nicknamed 'Boris Bikes' after Boris Johnson, the current Mayor of London,
these bikes can get you around town faster than tube or taxi

But beware, vehicular traffic is congested with few bike lanes

Sitting on the same latitude as Russia, 
England gets dark early in winter 
so each Boris Bike is equipped with excellent lighting

Bell not included :)

For dock locations & info: Transport of London

21 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love this idea! We first saw these bikes in Barcelona 4 years ago and since then Toronto has installed them too. The lack of bike lanes can be a problem though! :)

Ola said...

I am a bit scared about using a bike in the city!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Seems like a great idea!

Pet said...

We've got them in San Sebastian too! But here the city is well organized with bike lanes.

Robynne's Nest said...

There is no way I'd get on a bicycle in London traffic... and having seen them in Europe, the same sentiment applies there too!!! Robx

Sara Louise said...

Dublin has a bike scheme as well and it's working pretty good so far. I can't believe none of them have been stolen!

greenthumb said...

Saw some bike like that last time I was in Sydney, stop by my blog for a give away.

American in Bath said...

We've recently gained Boris Bikes in Bath. I want to give them a go, but I go no where that justifies their use. It may be time for a trip to London.

lizzybradbury said...

Such a brilliant idea! And Boris Johnson does make me laugh!

L x

lizzybradbury said...

p.s. How upsetting - I missed the post-of-the-month club!!!!

I'll have to be better at remembering - I've got a series on home-made decorations and presents which would have been prefect to link to - I am such an unorganised person!

Never mind - I shall have to read more of other people's posts which will be a lovely consolation :-)

L x

Robyn said...

Boris is my favourite MP/comedian! a great idea.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What an innovative idea! Love the color of the bikes. Great shot!

barefoot mama said...

What a great idea!! LOVE this! I learn so much from your blog:)~ ~Barefoot Mama

Melissa K @ Lulliloo said...

These are so cool! Melissa x

Pondside said...

This is such a great idea. We saw these bikes in Copenhagen, as well. I loved them!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

We have a similar bike program here in Toronto and it is very popular. Bikers do have to be extra cautious of regular traffic however. Recently, a 35 woman who was 5 months pregnant was killed. Very sad!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think these schemes are great and that every large town should have one! We even saw a similar one in Bangkok recently.

beetree said...

What a great shot of all the bikes! I love this idea- although it might be scarey to ride on congested streets...for riders and drivers. :P

ms.composure said...

o wow. 1st i def love the pic....and that idea a gr8 idea!!! who ever came up with that came up with a great idea

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Anonymous said...

nice post

The Bathtime Team said...

great way to keep fit and beat the sweaty packed underground too!
Lesley
(linky party live)