The City of London’s efforts to increase biking and reduce driving has finally achieved a long-term goal: a preference for biking over driving.
Cyclists are now the “single largest vehicular mode counted during peak times on City streets,” says a report to the transportation committee of the City of London Corporation, the municipal governing body of London’s square mile.
At peak times, people cycling represent 40% of road traffic in the City and 27% throughout the day.
Over the last decade, the use of motor vehicles has been increasingly restricted in the financial heart of the U.K.
The number of motorists has fallen by 64% since 1999, while the number of cyclists has increased by 386%.