Cycling enthusiasts say improving the infrastructure is vital for the future of Croydon
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A massive £20million investment in infrastructure has been welcomed by the cycling community who hope to change the transport culture in Croydon.
They hope the money is spent in the right way to get more people switching to pedal power.
Croydon cyclists have said that if proposed new bikes routes are safe enough for schoolchildren, then the council will have done a “great job”.
It is hoped that the two-wheel culture seen in the likes of Amsterdam and Copenhagen will be adopted in borough.
The investment agreed by Croydon Council on Monday, January 22, will see money pumped into cycle infrastructure after Transport for London identified the borough as having the most potential in the capital for boosting the number of people cycling.
Currently, just one per cent of journeys in Croydon are made by bike – it is hoped this figure will change and help the area become more similar to the cycle-friendly cities seen on the continent.
The Croydon Cyclists Campaign has welcomed plans for new cycle highways, more Brompton bikes and improving routes.
Group member Austen Cooper, of Waddon, said: “Across London we are now seeing examples of best practice adopted from European cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen.