14 February 2012

Cycle hire scheme expands

With nearly 10 million hires since its launch 18 months ago, Boris Johnson’s popular Barclays Cycle Hire scheme is expanding and, as of 8 March, the iconic bikes will be available for the first time beyond central London.

2,300 more bikes and an extra 4,800 docking stations are currently being installed. The scheme will be available across the whole of Tower Hamlets as well as north Shoreditch in Hackney, Camden Town, Canary Wharf and Westfield White City.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Barclays cycle hire, Camden town, Canary wharf, Hackney, Shoredtich, Tower hamlets, White city

01 December 2011

A pretty exciting place to live

Hackney’s a pretty exciting place to live right now.

From my house I can see the Olympic Stadium and the refurbished London Overground. And we need someone who can make sure we get the most out of these new opportunities.

The Olympics are a great opportunity for Hackney, and although lots of people think it’s costing an arm and a leg, it was costing an arm and two legs before Boris got hold of it!

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, Fighting London's corner, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, transport | Tags: Crime, Hackney, Hackney wick, Jobs, London overground, Olympics, Shoreditch, Technology