Transport for London (TfL) are to add digital counters showing a daily tally of how many cyclists are using two of its cycle superhighways – CS3 and CS6. The devices will be installed on the Victoria Embankment (CS3) and south of Blackfriars Bridge (CS6).
The news came in response to a question from Green Party London Assembly member Caroline Russell to the Mayor of London.
Pointing to the two counters with electronic display boards recently installed on each side of Oxford Road in Manchester, she asked: “Will you install something similar on cycle superhighway routes in London?”
LondonSE1 reports that Sadiq Khan replied: “TfL has worked with its supplier to develop the existing Cycle Superhighway signage to include cycle counter technology.
“These will be installed on two of the new Cycle Superhighways during the spring and will be located on the Victoria Embankment (Cycle Superhighway 3) and south of Blackfriars Bridge (Cycle Superhighway 6).”
In November, TfL reported that said that the number of cyclists using Blackfriars Bridge during morning and evening peaks had risen by 55 per cent since the opening of the cycle superhighway. Cyclists account for up to 70 per cent of all traffic at peak times.
On Victoria Embankment – part of the East-West superhighway – cyclists account for 52 per cent of traffic at the busiest times.