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.
Bus stops present a particular hazard to cyclists as buses block the cycle lane when stopping, meaning cyclists have to move out into the right hand lane, and traffic, in order to pass. One solution is to take cycle lanes behind bus stops, through the pavement area and away from the traffic.
Bike Week UK (10 June until 18 June) is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK. The event encourages everyone to rethink their everyday journeys and switch to cycling as the most convenient way to get around.
Many of us have continued to affectionately call the London short-term rental bikes 'Boris Bikes'. After recent events this is no longer possible for most. We would like to start a discussion to find a new colloquial name for the bikes.
ban all vehicles except public transport one day a week.would encourage more cyclists and reduce pollution.
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.
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?.....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Another death yesterday.
One borough (Kensington) is doing something sensible at last, but should it be down to individual boroughs? Or even optional?
Can I tell you about a close shave, a near fatality, I witnessed recently?