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Cycling in London has increased greatly in recent years, and the Santander Cycle Hire scheme is now delivering more than 27,000 additional cycle journeys every day.

More cycling has big benefits for the capital including less crowding on public transport, reduced pollution and, of course, personal health and fitness benefits.

But how do we make cycling in London safer for cyclists, pedestrians and other road users? Cycle Superhighway and Quietway developments are underway, along with work towards safer junctions and safer lorries. What developments would you like to see?

Join in with a discussion or feel free to start up your own.

Cycling discussions

New investment for cycling

Cycling
It was recently announced, as part of the Transport for London draft Business Plan, that £154 million per year will be spent on cycling over the next five years.
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Talk London
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Last commented: 23rd Mar 2017

Are Cycle Superhighways unsafe and slippery when wet?

Cycling

Not sure if its just me, but when the blue paint on the cycle superhighways gets very wet grip gets a lot worse than if you were cycling on just plain tarmac. My bikes in good condition so either i'm just going a bit nuts or there is some truth in it?.....

Posted by
Dave
Community member
Last commented: 17th Mar 2017

Inaccurate Cycling Maps

Cycling

The TFL site and Google are both inaccurate and direct cyclists down footpaths (or in the case of Google, across grassed areas). Two routes which are wrongly described are from Petergate to Clapham Junction.

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wasateacher
Community member
Last commented: 16th Mar 2017

cyclists

Cycling

Why are motorists forced to pay time and time again for cyclists ? They are the ones who need educating NOT motorists. I see in London crazy and dangerous antics from cyclists every day, yet if one is killed or injured it is all motorists that are blamed and have to foot the bill.

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SteveHeron
Community member
Last commented: 10th Mar 2017

Dutch lessons

Cycling

Can London go the way of Amsterdam and other Dutch cities in getting more people cycling?

Read our blog post for information on how they do cycling in the Netherlands - and what it costs.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 6th Mar 2017

bad cycling

Cycling

I live in Kensington, and every single day, without exaggeration, I see cyclists breaking the law and endangering road users. They ignore traffic lights, cycle in the wrong direction and know that they act with complete impunity because they have no means of identification.

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sue
Community member
Last commented: 26th Feb 2017

Tests for cyclists

Cycling

When I first started cycling to work in the 1960's, my bike was an iron frame, weighed a ton, and could get up to 8 mph but only if going downhill.

Posted by
jewellguitars
Community member
Last commented: 25th Feb 2017

Cycle Superhighway 1 section unfit for purpose

Cycling

I'd love to spend more time out of my car and on a cycle, but the cycle superhighway I'd use to get to work (CS1) is unfit for purpose in sections.

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jhillier
Community member
Last commented: 23rd Feb 2017

Cycle Lanes

Cycling

In my view one big problem for cyclist is that they feel threatened and intimidated by motorized vehicles who want/need to go 20,30 or 40 mph. The speed of the motorized vehicles threatens the vulnerable.

Posted by
schilal
Community member
Last commented: 21st Feb 2017

CYCLE MADNESS

Cycling

I like many others have lived and worked in Central London all my life and never before
have I seen the city in such a state. The obsession with turning the centre of London into
a haven for cycling is a nonsense and should never have been allowed. London is a major

Posted by
Dulcie Huston
Community member
Last commented: 21st Feb 2017

Eyesore

Cycling

You notice a lot of rats and foxes on our city streets these days, but have you noticed another infestation? It now seems that whatever is sticking out of the ground, there is a cycle attached to it.

Posted by
dennis the dag gimes
Community member
Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

Cycling on pavements

Cycling

I'm a pedestrian and I am becoming increasingly fearful of walking around my local area because of the number of cyclists using the pavements. Today one came from from behind me, and brushed against me as he passed.

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Urlagirl
Community member
Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

The Deaths Continue

Cycling

Another death yesterday.

One borough (Kensington) is doing something sensible at last, but should it be down to individual boroughs? Or even optional?

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John H
Community member
Last commented: 16th Feb 2017

Cycles should be licensed

Cycling

I am in favour of cycling in London even at the expense of motorists' use of the road. But there are too many aggressive cyclists who pay scant attention to the rights and risks of other road users.

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rphillimore
Community member
Last commented: 28th Jan 2017

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