Gallery: London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Ho...

 

Transport for London (TfL) conducted the biggest mass census of cyclists to date and found that bikes make up 24% of all vehicles on the streets during the city’s morning rush hour. This new statistic gives traction to cycling advocates who demand better infrastructure, as it proves that cyclists are no longer just a small minority. London’s new cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan summed it up by saying: “cycling is clearly a mass mode of transport in central London and until now it hasn’t been treated as such. Nearly all provision for cycling is based on the presumption that hardly anyone cycles, that you can make do with shoving cyclists to the side of the road and that just clearly is wrong.”

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