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Cyclists make up 24% of vehicles in London’s morning rush hour

The biggest ever census of bike use in the city reveals one in four road users during the morning rush hour is a cyclist – and on key routes such as river crossings and roundabouts bikes even outnumber all other vehicles. The study for City Hall reveals that Theobalds Road, Holborn, is London’s busiest bike street as 64 per cent of vehicles passing along it in the morning peak are bikes, followed by Kennington Park Road, which runs between Kennington and Oval (57 per cent) and Old Street, Shoreditch (49 per cent). At 29 of the 164 monitoring locations, cyclists made up the majority of vehicles on the road in a further sign that the 21st century bike boom is helping London close the gap on Amsterdam as a leading cycle capital. Separate Transport for London figures already show that cyclists now make 570,000 trips in London every day compared with 290,000 trips in 2001. Leggi l’articolo intero: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/move-over-amsterdam-the-london-cycling-revolution-is-in-top-gear-8671069.html