Clocks go back, London lights up.
Don’t let the darker evenings put you off using two wheels to get around London. After a successful pilot, all 11,500 Santander Cycles are now being fitted with a Blaze Laserlight™.
The light projects the image of a cycle onto the roadway 6 metres in front of the rider, helping to make cyclists more visible to drivers and pedestrians.
The Transport Research Laboratory carried out independent research* to understand the perception of London bus drivers towards the integrated Blaze Laserlight™. When asked, 78% of drivers who took part said they thought the light could make it easier to recognise cyclists on the road at night.
*Blaze Laserlight™: A report on the use of the Blaze Laserlight™ on cycle hire scheme bicycles near buses (2015) - Transport Research Laboratory.
What are Blaze Laserlights?
Blaze Laserlights™ are made by Blaze, a London start-up that makes products for urban cyclists. Following a successful pilot, Blaze’s Laserlights are being integrated into the entire fleet of Santander Cycles.
You can hire a Santander Cycle from as little as £2 per day. Visit TfL to find out more.
About Santander Cycles
Try Santander Cycles
Santander Cycles is London's self-service, bike-sharing scheme for short journeys. You can hire a bike from as little as £2 for the day. There's no need to book - just find your nearest docking station, hire a bike, go for a ride, then return it to any docking station. Visit TfL to find out more.
Tip: Santander Cycles is for short trips, so once you’ve paid the £2 bike access fee, you get unlimited journeys of up to 30 minutes during the next 24 hours. Longer journeys cost £2 for each extra 30 minutes
How it all works
Simply hire, ride and return.
Find out about membership and pricing, as well as safety tips, on the Transport for London (TfL) Santander Cycles website.
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05 Dec 2016
Discover cultural London on two wheels with #SantanderCycles and the new Blaze Laserlight https://t.co/k9R7FFIqF1
03 Dec 2016
From 15:30-20:00 on Saturday 3 Dec all other docking stations @noordinarypark will be fully open to hire and dock.