The growth in cycling in recent years has helped make London more humane: the more bikes there are on the capital’s roads, the fewer cars and the less strain on the public transport system.
The new segregated cycle paths are making a difference to the experience of cycling in London and are likely to get even more people to take to two wheels, but it’s important to remember that it’s not just the physical environment that encourages people onto their bikes. Here David Showell of Cycle Confident explains how his company trains new and ‘returning’ cyclists.
23 million journeys a year are made by bike on London’s roads, according to TfL. This is an all-time high, but the increase shows no sign of slowing down.