All power to the pedal on A-roads where bike numbers overtake cars – The Sunday Times
January 16 2022
Cyclists now outnumber drivers on some key roads
There are more bicycles than cars, lorries and other motor traffic on many A-roads, according to government figures. On eight main roads, cycles outnumbered all other vehicles, and in 35 locations they outnumbered cars and taxis on an average day, according to an analysis of Department for Transport figures for 2020.
In some parts of central London, cyclists are the kings of the road, accounting for 87 per cent of traffic on a section of Lambeth Road and 81 per cent on Royal Mint Street in the City with four other locations recording between 55 per cent and 63 per cent.
There are also two locations in Oxford where they are in the majority: in the High Street outside Magdalen College, which is the busiest..