Biking boroughs (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Transport Strategy figure of a 400% increase in cycling by 2025 is based upon a Transport for London calculation of the number of potential new cycling trips in London. Given that cycle hire and superhighways account for a small proportion of this potential increase, with the bulk of the potential new trips being on boroughs roads, have you calculated how many boroughs will need to become Biking Boroughs in order to achieve the Transport Strategy target? Will your Transport Strategy include targets for the number of Biking Boroughs?


Answer for Biking boroughs (2)

Answer for Biking boroughs (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Achieving a 400% increase in cycling trips in London by 2025 will require a significant uplift in cycling across all London boroughs. Analysis of the number of potential trips that could be transferred from car and public transport modes to cycling suggests that the potential for mode shift to bike is particularly high in outer London boroughs. The draft Transport Strategy does not set targets for a number of Biking Boroughs required in future - rather TfL will aim to work collaboratively with all boroughs which are interested in prioritising cycling and increasing cycling rates in their area.