TfL has finally decided to make its contractors, Serco, do what they're paid to do, and ensure bikes are more regularly ditributed around the capital. TfL said:
"Serco 'works hard to redistribute the bikes' but admitted 'an average of 83 stations are empty for more than six hours each day.'"
"He added that 'Londoners deserve better' from the scheme and warned 'Serco must raise its game or face significant financial penalties.'"Damn straight we deserve better. But seriously: 83 stations are empty for more than six hours every day? Eighty-three?! I'm not really sure that qualifies as working hard.
So, good news if you're a Boris Bike fan, not so good news if you work for Serco. But then, who does?
Do you have any experiences of absent Boris Bikes to share?