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 Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I created this table to show how TfL are 'simplifying' Cycle Hire charges from January.

Length of hire 2014 price2015 pricechange
up to 30 minsfreefreeunchanged
up to 1 hour£1£2doubled
up to 1 hr 30£4£4unchanged
up to 2 hours£6£6unchanged
up to 2 hr 30£10£8save 25%
up to 3 hours£15£10save 33%
up to 3 hr 30£35£12save 66%
up to 4 hours£35£14save 60%
up to 4 hr 30£35£16save 54%
up to 5 hours£35£18save 49%
up to 5 hr 30£35£20save 43%
up to 6 hours£35£22save 37%
up to 6 hr 30£50£24save 52%
............
10 hours£50£38save 24%
13 hours£50£50unchanged
16 hours£50£62increase 24%
20 hours£50£78increase 56%
24 hours£50£94increase 88%

And loads of other people did the same thing, but published it quicker.
• Ian drew up a table and drew some pointed conclusions
• Tom tweeted a table he'd scribbled on a piece of paper
• Geoff drew up a table and threw in the daily £2 flat fee
• Adam said "hang on, this isn't simplification, this is a price rise"

So this may not be timely, but I can confirm...
» no fee rise for journeys less than 30 minutes, or between 1 hour and 2 hours.
» fees doubled for journeys between 30 minutes and an hour, up from £1 to £2
» fees lowered for rides between 2 and 12 hours, in some cases substantially cut
» a tipping point at 13 hours*, beyond which rides will cost substantially more
* not that anybody does this, obviously


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