17 March 2018

Santander bike stations open up in Vassall

Two new Satander bike docking stations have opened up for use this month as part of an extension of the scheme towards Brixton that was successfully lobbied for by local councillors.

The two stations have been installed on Cranmere Road and Normandy Road, offering the bike lending scheme to residents in the area. Another half a dozen stations have been built in Stockwell and Brixton.

The extension has been a key campaign for local Vassall councillors in the past four years as part of the team's commitment to bring more cycling infrastructure to the area. Resident demand for more cycling opportunities has increased, as has been calls for more cleaner, greener transport options for residents given the ongoing concerns about pollution in the area. Recently, councillors secured the introduction of a new clean bus corridor which has significantly cut pollution on Brixton Road.

Vassall councillors - Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - said:

"We are very pleased that after years of campaigning the Mayor of London has listened to residents and extended the Santander scheme into Vassall and Brixton. This is what local people have consistently told us they want and its why we have also been part of Lambeth Labour's ongoing efforts to resurface more roads in the borough - 130 miles has been completed since 2014 - and extend the bike hanger storage scheme. Besides giving residents another transport option, it will also hopefully help to further cut pollution in our area as more residents will be given the chance to take up this cleaner, greener form of transport."