Just heard on LBC that an announcement is to be made later about an extension of the scheme westward to Shepherd’s Bush. I can’t find any more details as yet but hopefully details will be available soon.
According to TfL, the extension will put docking stations at Westfield, Shepherds Bush, in time for next spring, despite the bikes’ relative lack of shopper-friendliness. Much of Tower Hamlets should also be covered by next summer (here’s an unofficial map of the new locations), while the boroughs of Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth and Kensington & Chelsea will also welcome the Boris bikes. Still not much for north Londoners to look forward, mind. A total of 4,200 docking points and 2,000 new bikes will be introduced with this expansion, which is set to be completed in 2013.