CBRE Hosts Launch Of Boris’ Bike Scheme

London – CB Richard Ellis this week hosted the official launch of London’s Free Bike Scheme.

Stuart Robinson, Head of Planning at CBRE joined David Brown and Mick Hickford from Transport for London, to brief a group of 80 members from London First on the project.

Guests included senior representatives from: Aviva Investors, Canary Wharf Group, Derwent London, Grosvenor, Hines, John Lewis, Land Securities, Liberty International, Marks and Spencer, Quintain, P&O Estates, The Crown Estate, Portman Estate and Treasury Holdings. Representatives from central London local authorities also attended.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London arrived at Kingsley House in style (on two wheels) and highlighted his vision to transform the capital into a more desirable place to live and work.

Boris said that he wanted to provide a genuine alternative to the car and encourage more Londoners to cycle. He warmly encouraged all Londoners to support the scheme.

Key Facts
•The cycle hire scheme will be launched in May 2010.
•There will be 6000 cycles covering an area of approximately 43 square kilometres in central London.
•10,500 docking points with 400 cycle stations.