Woman cycling in Crystal Palace

Cycling Infrastructure

Start date: 03 November 2017
End date: 28 February 2018

Key Questions

  1. What progress on new cycling infrastructure has been made under Sadiq Khan, and what are his long-term plans?
  2. Has TfL resolved the problems that delayed some cycling schemes under the previous Mayor?
  3. Has segregation delivered the anticipated benefits on the Cycle Superhighways? How many cyclists are using these routes?
  4. To what extent has segregation had negative consequences for other road users and, if necessary, how can this be mitigated?
  5. Have Quietways delivered their anticipated benefits? How many cyclists are using them?
  6. What are the differences in infrastructure between inner and outer London? How can TfL ensure infrastructure in different areas is sufficient and appropriate to the location?
  7. Is TfL’s approach to public engagement working effectively to improve scheme designs and meet stakeholder needs?
  8. Are Londoners sufficiently aware of the cycling infrastructure available to them, and how can awareness be increased?
  9. How is TfL using infrastructure to attract a more diverse range of people to cycle in London?
  10. Is there sufficient cycle parking in London, and is it in the right locations?
  11. How are the lessons of the Mini-Hollands and other previous cycling schemes being applied elsewhere?
  12. Should cycling infrastructure be oriented toward longer-distance commuting journeys, or more localised trips?

Our investigation

Over recent years, TfL policy has increasingly focused on the construction of physical cycling infrastructure on London’s roads. A change in direction towards more segregated infrastructure followed our report in 2012 recommending this approach.

Our investigation will cover the full range of cycling infrastructure in London, with a particular focus on:

  • Cycle Superhighways: a form of cycle lane, designed to make cycling safer by helping keep cyclists away from general traffic, and offer direct and continuous cycling on major routes.
  • Quietways: a network of cycle routes that link key destinations, improving safety and convenience through small-scale interventions.
  • Mini-Hollands: TfL schemes to invest neighbourhood-level improvements in walking and cycling, involving a range of interventions in each area.
  • Cycle parking: provision of parking spaces on-street, at stations or in dedicated parking facilities.

It is important that TfL is able to establish the effectiveness of the infrastructure it installs on London’s roads. We are concerned that to date there has been no comprehensive study of the new infrastructure’s impact on cycling safety, modal share and other road users.

Get involved

We welcome submissions from any organisations and individuals with views and information to share on this topic. Submissions should aim to address any of the questions outlined above, and other issues that are relevant to the scope of the investigation. We are keen to hear from cyclists and users of other transport modes, organisations delivering services on roads, businesses, London boroughs, campaigners, transport experts and anyone else with an interest in this topic. To contribute, please send submissions to the Committee by the deadline of 22 January 2018 using the details below.

Email submissions - [email protected]

Postal submissions - Richard Berry, London Assembly, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

We will publish written submissions online unless they are marked as confidential or there is a legal reason for non-publication. We may be required to release a copy of your submission under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, even if it has been marked as confidential.