He said: “The mayor just needs to crack on with making sure that network is there and is high-quality.
”Each new main road cycle track and safe-feeling quiet route brings loads more people to cycling as one of the most convenient, healthy and safe ways to get around.”
Norman added that dockless hire bikes, now a common sight in Outer London boroughs such as Ealing and also present in the Inner London locations such as Islington and Hackney, could also encourage more people to take to two wheels.
“There is an ecosystem of bike hire that is working well,” he said. “I personally think they are great.
“If we can get more people cycling, particularly in some of the outer London boroughs where we don’t have some of the resources to grow the Santander scheme, that is fantastic.
“But it has to be done in a way that works for all Londoners, so having those cluttering up the pavements is really not what we want,” he added.
“If that is done in a responsible way with good numbers then I think that is a very positive thing.”