Tuesday, December 19th 2017 at 8:59AM GMT
London’s cycling and walking commissioner says there have been “record levels of cycling in Central London.” The latest stats show that cycle usage increased by 14.8 percent. An estimated 173,000 journeys were cycled in London’s Congestion Charging Zone, reports Will Norman.
Cycling’s rise is contained in Transport for London’s Quarter 2 Customer and Operational Performance Report and comes on top of earlier figures which show that, on the current trajectory, cycle use in central London will soon overtake use of private motor vehicles. Official figures contained in the latest release of Transport Statistics Great Britain 2017 show that, since 2003,car use has been in a steep decline and cycle use has been on a corresponding growth spurt. Use of taxis and motorcycles have also reduced, but at a much slower rate.