Strava Metro update gongs Manchester as UK’s per capita cycling capital – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton 19 November, 2021
New data released by Strava’s commuter focused Metro platform has placed Manchester as the UK’s per capita leader on cycling in the UK.
Efforts to make cycling more friendly in the northern city have been spearheaded by Transport Commissioner and former Olympian Chris Boardman and arteries with safe infrastructure appeared frequently in datasets. Oxford Road, Manchester Road and the Bridgewater Canal were most used.
Chris Boardman said: “It’s fantastic to see Greater Manchester leading the way on the number of commuters who chose to travel by bike and that’s before we have wide scale provision of connected routes. It’s no coincidence that the current number one route is Oxford Road which is where we have quality, segregated lanes in place. The appetite is clearly there to ride when it feels safe.