London City Hall)
23 March 2018
Do you cycle in London?
If not, why not?
Cycle Superhighways (CS), Quietways (QW), the cycle hire scheme, cycle parking, upgrades to junction design and ‘mini-Holland’ programmes – they’re all part of London’s cycling infrastructure.
But is progress on the infrastructure going ahead at the right pace and is what’s already there, working?
- Where the introduction of new CS routes has largely been successful, the jury is still out on the effectiveness of the QW programme.
- Plans to build major cycle parking schemes in London have not progressed.
- The bulk of new cycling infrastructure has been built in inner London.
- Difficulties cycling between outer London boroughs and safety concerns are likely to inhibit cycling growth in outer London.
- Dockless bike hire schemes have the potential to increase and widen cycle ridership in London.
- Data from dockless bike hire could be used to enhance cycle infrastructure.
- TfL publish a timeline for the six new cycling routes announced by the Mayor in January 2018
- The Mayor change the name of Cycle Superhighways to something more inclusive
- TfL should produce a cycle parking plan, setting out clear steps towards meeting the obvious demand that is currently not being met
- The Office of Rail and Road consider the need for more cycle parking at train stations
- The Mayor engage with boroughs for a pan-London approach to deckles bikes