Gearing up - An investigation into safer cycling in London

London Assembly Transport Committee
Publication date: 
November 2012

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London has a long way to go to achieve the Mayor’s objective of a cycling revolution. Only 2 per cent of journeys in London are made by bicycle. This falls short of other UK cities like Bristol, Cambridge and Hull, and it is significantly less than the Netherlands – where 26 per cent of journeys are made by bicycle – and Copenhagen, which sees 36 per cent of work and study-related trips cycled. The Mayor’s target to increase cycling to 5 per cent by 2026 is unambitious; we propose the Mayor brings forward his current target to 2020, and aims for 10 per cent cycling mode share in 2026.