Boris bikes, recently renamed to Santander Cycles, are council-owned bicycles places in large numbers all over London, which can be hired very cheaply for short journeys around the city, at around £2 per day.
5 years after its introduction Transport for London have finally released apps for the service which allows users to pre-book cycles and pay directly from the app, amongst other features.
Unfortunately the apps, released today, are only for iOS and Android, and from earlier tweets by Santander Cycles support, it seems there are at present no plans for Windows Phone versions.
@Matt_Smith_100 Hi, sorry at this time the Santander Cycles app is only planned for Android & iOS but will keep your request in mind.
— Santander Cycles (@SantanderCycles) March 4, 2015
In UK, with 2-3 million Windows Phone users, and a consistent around 10% market share, we believe it has gone beyond the point where a publicly funded organization can simply ignore Windows Phone-using users.
We therefore urge UK residents to remind TFL of our presence and need to be supported by making a formal complaint at TFL’s website for Santander Cycle here.
Complaints can be made online here, via phone at 020 8216 6666 or 0343 222 6666* between 07:00-22:00, or by writing to:
Customer Services Manager
PO Box 1214
Enfield EN1 9ST
We urge all of our readers in UK to fill in a few lines on the complaint form (or better phone or write the service) and to make sure our tax money gets used for our benefit and not just iOS and Android users.
Do it, now.