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Brompton Launches New Docking System

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Cycling is a hot issue in the UK at the moment. Politicians don’t miss any opportunity to be linked and photographed with the bicycles, such as in early April, when UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker MP (right) launched the Brompton Dock scheme at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Brompton Launches New Docking System

 

Cycling is a hot issue in the UK at the moment. Politicians don’t miss any opportunity to be linked and photographed with the bicycles, such as in early April, when UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker MP launched the Brompton Dock scheme at Manchester Piccadilly station.

The Brompton Dock is an innovative cycle-hire scheme. It enables the storage of up to 40 Brompton bikes in a single car parking space. Fully-automated, this ‘smart’ cycle hire scheme offers a truly end-to-end transport solution in which the bike integrates into the existing network of trains, subways, and buses. The Docks can be relocated, or scaled up or down, with minimal fuss and very low costs compared with any alternative cycle hire scheme.

14 locations in the UK

By the end of 2012, Brompton Docks will have been placed in at least 14 locations, from the South Coast to the North West, including Guildford, Manchester, Oxford, Bristol, Southampton and Exeter, with many more locations likely to be added over the coming months.

The solution was created to provide a public bike share system that was cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, did not depend on state subsidies, and was more flexible and less intrusive at the point of installation.

Brompton Dock Ltd is a sister company of Brompton Bicycle Ltd, created to address the clear need we saw for a hire scheme that was cheaper to install and run, more economical to use, did not depend on state subsidies, and was more flexible and less intrusive at the point of installation.

UK Politicians don’t miss any opportunity to be linked and photographed with the bicycles, such as in early April, when UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker MP (right on photo) launched the Brompton Dock scheme.

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