“Astonishing,” says Danny Williams, CEO of Active Travel England, and I have to agree with him.
‘According to Forbes, a detailed report has been filed to the transportation committee of the City of London Corporation, the municipal governing body of London’s square mile, which suggests at peak times, people cycling represent 40% of road traffic in the city and 27% throughout the rest of the day.
‘Over the last decade, the use of motor vehicles has been increasingly restricted in the financial district of London, and a 24-hour traffic count was conducted in inclement weather in November last year. Wider figures from the traffic count are available to the public in a briefing document which has been provided to councillors ahead of the governing body meeting next week.’
Read the article in Cycling Weekly and the full report here.
-People cycling represent 40% of road traffic in the city during peak times
-This is a very high percentage considering that motor vehicles are the preferred mode of transport in the financial district
-The use of motor vehicles has been increasingly restricted in the financial district, and this is likely due to the high percentage of people cycling