London's Cycling Infrastructure
Do you cycle in London?
If not, why not?
Cycle Superhighways (CS), Quietways (QW), the cycle hire scheme, cycle parking, upgrades to junction design and ‘mini-Holland’ programmes – they’re all part of London’s cycling infrastructure.
But is progress on the infrastructure going ahead at the right pace and is what's already there, working?
- Where the introduction of new CS routes has largely been successful, the jury is still out on the effectiveness of the QW programme.
- Plans to build major cycle parking schemes in London have not progressed.
- The bulk of new cycling infrastructure has been built in inner London.
- Difficulties cycling between outer London boroughs and safety concerns are likely to inhibit cycling growth in outer London.
- Dockless bike hire schemes have the potential to increase and widen cycle ridership in London.
- Data from dockless bike hire could be used to enhance cycle infrastructure.
- TfL publish a timeline for the six new cycling routes announced by the Mayor in January 2018
- The Mayor change the name of Cycle Superhighways to something more inclusive
- TfL should produce a cycle parking plan, setting out clear steps towards meeting the obvious demand that is currently not being met
- The Office of Rail and Road consider the need for more cycle parking at train stations
- The Mayor engage with boroughs for a pan-London approach to dockless bikes