London cycle lanes have “little impact” on congestion, finds data study – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton16 April, 2021
Researchers with Imperial College London’s Department of Mathematics, among other academic institutions, have found that London’s Cycle Superhighway lanes do not negatively impact traffic speed.
In unwelcome news to a handful of mayoral candidates touting that myth that cycle lanes worsen traffic at present, the findings are based on data analysis stretching back further than the existence of even the blue painted schemes first laid down when Boris Johnson was London’s Mayor. The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has likewise previously suggested he may believe the myth of cycle lanes “causing congestion”, though has likewise shown some support for their improvement.