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Westminster seizes obstructive dockless bikes

Enforcement tackles rental bikes that pose a threat to pedestrians

07 September 2022
City inspectors seize a dockless bike

 

Westminster City Council has begun seizing dockless bicycles left strewn on roads and pavements across central London. Dockless bikes are regularly found blocking pedestrian crossings and obstructing the pavement, forcing pedestrians and wheelchair-users to move into the road.

The council said it wants to end the current ‘free-for-all’ on dockless bikes and for dockless bike operators to take responsibility for their infrastructure.

The enforcement action follows a spike in bikes...

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