Outer London leads cycling boom in capital during pandemic, says TfL | road.cc
Wed, Jan 27, 2021
Trips up almost a quarter in outlying boroughs as people switch to two wheels for essential local journeys and exercise
The number of cycling trips in Outer London has risen by almost a quarter during the coronavirus pandemic as people switched to two wheels for essential local journeys and exercise, with Transport for London (TfL) saying that there is evidence that the type of journey being undertaken by bike is changing, including for accessing local high streets.
Journeys by bike in Outer London were up by 22 per cent and in Inner London by 7 per cent in autumn last year compared to the previous count in spring 2019, says TfL, which said that the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that last year’s annual exercise could not be carried out at the usual time.