Cycling in London

London at the back of the cycling pack

09 January 2018

The Mayor has committed to invest £770 million in cycling between 2017 and 2022.

 

The introduction of the cycle hire scheme, Cycle Superhighways and Quietways, along with additional cycling parking, upgrades to junction design and ‘mini-Holland’ programmes, has seen the number of daily cycling journeys more than double since 2000. [1]

 

For over a decade, under Mayoral instruction, TfL has prioritised getting more Londoners cycling, and making London a global cycling city.  But the capital still lags behind other world cities: cycling accounts for just two per cent of all daily journeys, compared to 45 per cent in Copenhagen and 36 per cent in Amsterdam. TfL estimates almost eight million daily journeys currently made by motorised modes in the capital could be cycled. [2]

 

Tomorrow, the London Assembly Transport Committee will review progress and assess plans to upgrade London’s cycling infrastructure. The Committee’s response to the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy highlighted a “lack of clarity about what new cycling infrastructure [the Mayor] wants to introduce over the period of this strategy.” [3] The guests are:

 

  • Chris Boardman MBE, Greater Manchester Walking & Cycling Commissioner
  • Dr Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster
  • Dr Justin Spinney, Cardiff University
  • Richard Dilks, London First
  • Matt Winfield, Sustrans
  • Simon Munk, Infrastructure Campaigner, London Cycling Campaign

 

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10 January from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

 

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

 

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or   YouTube

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyTransport #Cycling

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Notes to editors

  1. Analysis of Cycling Potential 2016
  2. Analysis of Cycling Potential 2016
  3. Mayor's draft Transport Strategy 2017
  4. Agenda Papers
  5. Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  6. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  7. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

 

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