Cycling along Barclays Cycle Superhighways is on the up (UK)

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Cycle journeys have increased by up to 100% during peak times on the first two London Barclays Cycle Superhighway routes.

New figures show that the number of cyclists along the first two Barclays Cycle Superhighway routes, which run from Merton to the City and Barking to Tower Gateway, has risen by 70% with increases of 100% or more seen on some sections during peak hours.

Transport for London (TfL) compared figures for cyclists using the two pilot Barclays Cycle Superhighways on the A24 and A13 during October 2010 and compared them to the same roads in 2009. They found a 50% increase in the total number of cyclists using the A24 and on the A13 cyclist numbers more than doubled for the same period. When looking at the total number of cyclists using both routes in October 2009 compared with October 2010, the number rose by 70%.

The Mayor of London's Transport Advisor, Kulveer Ranger, said: “It is great to see that the first two Barclays Cycle Superhighways are well on the way to achieving our goal to increase cycling in the Capital…..This research shows that people do believe the routes are of value, make them feel safer and are allowing them to take direct and continuous routes into central London.”

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