West End Extra)
A PETITION has been launched to bring Boris bikes to Queen’s Park.
With the closure of the Jubilee Sports Centre, and the Moberly Sports Centre not set to open till 2018, campaigners are pressing for the cycle hire scheme to be brought into the area as an alternative means to fitness.
The author of the petition to Westminster Council, Carey Smith, who has been a member of the scheme for several years, has urged for the bike hire points to be extended.
She said: “I would love to cycle all the way home but my route from work in Pimlico stops well short of Queen’s Park. I then have to get the bus or tube to complete the journey – defeating the object of the bikes.”
The scheme does not currently cover Queen’s Park or Maida Vale areas.
To sign the petition visit http://petitions.westminster.gov.uk/borisbikesqpark/