Cycling Journeys

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Your latest TfL business plan shows that there were 273 million cycling journeys in 2016/17 as against a forecast of 295 million in your previous business plan. What factors led to the fall between forecast and actual journeys?


Answer for Cycling Journeys

Answer for Cycling Journeys

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current Transport for London (TfL) Business Plan forecasts a six per cent increase in cycling levels between 2015/16 and 2016/17. Travel in London 10, due to be published later this year, reports an increase in Londonwide cycling journeys from 670,000 daily stages in 2015 to 730,000 daily stages in 2016. This represents an 8.8 per cent growth in cycling between 2015 and 2016.

The difference between the figures reported in Travel in London 10 and the TfL Business Plan is explained by different methodologies being used to calculate an annual figure, versus a figure for the financial year. This methodology was updated for the latest Business Plan, meaning that the figures reported should not be compared to those in the previous Business Plan.

The most up-to-date information on longer-term cycling trends can always be found in the Travel in London reports, available on the TfL website, which uses a consistent methodology to track changes in levels of cycling in London over numerous years. The reports also include a discussion of the factors behind trends and changes in travel demand.