Google Maps data reveals London ranks 3rd globally for cycling – Cycle Industry News
Liberty Sheldon2 June, 2021
Google Maps has released the latest cycling trends as people across the world are gearing up for World Bicycle Day on 3 June.
The pandemic induced bike boom saw cycling levels rise by up to 300% on some days last year as people across the world hopped on their bicycles as safer and more sustainable methods of travelling.
The data released by Google shows that searches related to “bikes” have increased by 24% in the UK compared to this time last year. Additionally, cyclists may be opting for longer rides, according to Google, as people in the UK are using Google Maps to look at cycling routes that are roughly 11% longer than the routes last year. Furthermore, compared to before the pandemic, use of cycling directions is up by 43% in the UK since 2019 and in London it’s up by 63%.