Last year was a record for hires on London’s Cycle Hire scheme, with 10,023,987 journeys made – up five per cent on 2012 (the previous highest year) and 25 per cent on 2013. At Hyde Park Corner, one of the most popular docking stations, the total number of hires in 2014 was 37 per cent higher (102,267) than in 2012 (74,515), despite Hyde Park being a major sporting venue during the London 2012 Games. Furthermore, total hires from Waterloo station were up 12 per cent (158,494) compared to 2013 (141,518), suggesting more people are now using the scheme as a viable commuting option. Read on here.
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