I was at a docking station this afternoon where there was an on street Serco employee. There were 5 red lit bikes all at one end of the dock with the saddles turned around.
I queried why there was no longer any onsite maintenance of the bikes to check if the fault could be rectified immediately? He said he was a qualified cycle mechanic and used to carry this out, but TFL had recently instructed Serco that NO onsite maintenance can take place any more as it makes the pavements look “ugly”
I would have thought litter and chewing gum did that! – LOL