This week it has been announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, TfL, and Santander UK that the fleet of London Santander Cycles that comprises of 11,500 bikes will all be fitted with Blaze Laserlights over time from early 2016.
The Blaze Laserlights to the fleet of bikes to improve safety and will project a bicycle shape six metres in front of the bike, onto the ground providing the cyclist with a larger footprint on the road.
The London Santander Cycles scheme is the second largest cycle hire service in Europe and since its launch more than 46 million journeys have been made on the cycles. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP explains more :
It’s fantastic that our Santander Cycles will be able to bring light to the dark side of the street with these nifty Laserlights. We’re always looking to develop new and innovative ways to help people cycle around the Capital more safely and these green lights will help all our cycle hire users to stay seen at night. I’m delighted that through this great partnership, we’re able to help improve safety and support the enterprise of another brilliant London start-up.
For more information on the new London Santander Cycles jump over to the TFL website for details via the link below.