the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
It has been announced, as part of the Transport for London draft Business Plan, that £154 million per year will be spent on cycling over the next five years.
Amounting to £17 per person per year, the aim is to reach a target of 1.5 million cycle journeys per day by 2025/6. New measures are to include:
- Completing phase two of the North-South Cycle Superhighway from Farringdon to Kings Cross, which will begin construction in 2017
- Extending the East-West Cycle Superhighway from Lancaster Gate
- Work to deliver Cycle Superhighway 11 from Swiss Cottage to the West End (which the Mayor has endorsed – next steps to be announced very soon)
- Two new Cycle Superhighways (Tower Bridge to Greenwich and Olympia to Hounslow)
- Working with London boroughs; the 3 ‘Mini Hollands’ in Enfield, Kingston and Waltham Forest, plus more. Quietway routes will be planned or rolled out in different areas of the city.
- Creating a new cyclist and pedestrian bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf, which will also link Cycle Superhighways north and south of the river
The Mayor also announced that he will appoint a new walking and cycling commissioner to be an advocate for active travel in London.
What do you think? Could these things encourage you to cycle more? Are there other things you would like to see this investment spent on?