Record numbers of vehicles on British roads arguably deterring people from cycling
M25 traffic queue (CC licensed by Timo Newton-Syms on Flickr)
Despite David Cameron’s promise of a ‘cycling revolution’ and his pledge to double cycling levels in Britain by 2025,
official figures show that there was a nine per cent decline in bicycle usage last year. Department for Transport (DfT)
figures reveal a drop of about 300 million miles travelled by bike compared to 2014.
The data indicates that 3.2 billion miles were travelled by bicycle in 2015 compared with 3.5 billion in 2014.
The DfT told The Times that the decline was a statistical blip masking an almost continuous annual increase.