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London Bike Hire – encouraging figures from this summer
November 25, 2016 Alex
As I’m sure you don’t need me to remind you, London now has two major east-west and north-south routes, along with upgrades to sections of key routes and radical changes to a main road route linking to the east. In short, London has finally built large elements of cycling infrastructure using separation in space and time that finally start to feel, and look like a network. Now, I am still concerned at how that becomes a genuine network, but let’s just take a moment to see if that feeling is being reflected in some data.
The London Bike Hire scheme (now sponsored by Santander) publish a regular tracking survey which each quarter asks their users what they think of the scheme and cycling in London. We have now seen the first wave of research since the fuller launch of the major superhighways, and it looks quite encouraging.