According to new research, Transport for London has revealed that the number of people traveling by bike in London is one-fifth of the number of people traveling on the subway. TfL also forecasts that by 2026 there will be 1.5 million people using bicycles for the daily commute.
As a challenge to London’s next Mayor, reports have indicated TfL is eager to “normalize” cycling, and see it as a “very cost-effective form of public transport.
This report, done by TfL strategic director, Ben Plowden, said: “Cycling is now the primary mode of public transport, with the number of people using bicycles every day 10% of the total. the number of people using buses in London, and one-fifth of the number of subway users. “
The popularity of cycling in the UK
TfL also acknowledges that the construction of bike-specific highways – especially the East-West route extending to Victoria Embankment has had a significant impact on other road users. Congestion is reduced when this project is completed, the report said.
An extremely large bike transfer station is planned in Waterloo, which will provide parking space for more than 8,000 bikes.
Parking lots at Hounslow West and North Greenwich will open next month, and other parking lots will also be opened at Tottenham Hale, Abbey Wood, Barking, and Romford over the next three years.
Preliminary figures on the number of accidents show that the number of cyclists in an accident in 2015 has been on an upward trend, just like in 2014.
Figures between February and July of last year showed that 229 cyclists had a serious accident, and the number of accidents in 2014 was 419. Eight cyclists were killed in crashes last year, the lowest figure in 30 years.
Also, the “Tour of Britain” bicycle race – Britain’s most prestigious racing will return to London. The tracks of the track will be protected so that the most professional racers in the world can complete the lap through Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Strand, and Whitehall.