Is the London Boris Bikes a commons ?


The ” The Boris” (named after London’s Mayor Boris Johnson) are available to casual users-including non UK residents- as well as members. The London bicycle sharing scheme is available 24/7, 365 days a year.  On its inception in 2010 , the scheme had more than 8000 bikes and 550 bike docking stations across the city to help you get around quickly, cheaply and most importantly contributing to one’s well being.

Bicycles can be hired by the day, week,or year based on a token registration fee of £2.Once you have registered the bicycles are free for the first 30 minutes, payments increasing depending on how long you use the bikes.When you have finished your journey, you can drop the bike back to one of the many docking stations across London.


3 Responses to “Is the London Boris Bikes a commons ?”

  1. mktkwad Says:

    Very good idea by ‘Boris’, relief to the many poor commons. We still need to discuss the dangers to the very commons the bicycles are trying to help.Is it not about time the commons discus ‘safety’ and take action?

  2. u0953238 Says:

    I think the bicycle , the roads the parking bays are some of the physical commons.

  3. u0950028 Says:

    What I don’t understand is a cyclist can buy or hire a bike & go straight onto a main road without any training day & night without lights, they can & do jump lights some love the thrill of speed but bike tyres & brakes are not effective at speed like a car is. It’s only a matter of time before a cyclist kills a pedestrian

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