Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mayor releases Strategic Cycling Analysis for London

The Strategic Cycling Analysis can be downloaded from https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/cycling

London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, has today named the 25 corridors in London with the greatest potential for cycling as he revealed the unprecedented analysis being used to map out the future of the capital’s cycling network.

Innovative data analysis is being used by TfL to identify where the next generation of cycling provision could make the biggest impact on the capital. The ongoing approach, based on growth forecasts, population growth, safety data and existing demand, is a completely new way of identifying where to invest in new schemes including Cycle Superhighways, Quietways and Liveable Neighbourhoods.

The wide-ranging analysis has seen 25 corridors across London identified for investment priority. These corridors spread from Brentford to Heathrow in the west, to Dagenham Dock to Ilford in the east, Highgate to North Finchley in the north, and Streatham to Oval in the south.

TfL will now work with London boroughs to conduct feasibility studies in these areas and develop cycling schemes that will help to deliver a long-term Strategic Cycle Network for London, as part of the Mayor’s forthcoming Transport Strategy. Future cycling routes will also provide benefits for pedestrians and public transport users as part of the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach.

This Strategic Cycling Analysis has been published today with new data that shows the dramatic growth in cycling that new routes have provided. This includes a 54 per cent increase in cycling along the East-West Cycle Superhighway from Parliament Square to Tower Hill, a 32 per cent increase along the entire North-South Cycle Superhighway, and 56 per cent increase in cycling along Quietway 1 from Greenwich and Waterloo, since 2014, before the routes were established.

In total, more than half a million kilometres are ridden by cyclists on the average day within central London, a rise of seven per cent in three years, and across London there are 670,000 trips made – the same number as on the Victoria line. At the busiest spot on the network, at Temple on the East-West Cycle Superhighway, a total of 12,572 bikes were counted each day. Kennington Park on CS7 saw 11,155 cycles and Blackfriars Bridge on the North-South Cycle Superhighway saw 10,276. There were 16 more locations where more than 5,000 cycles per day were counted.

This data forms a key part of the analysis to ensure that the growth in cycling continues at pace, the Mayor’s record £154 million per year investment is used most effectively, and that the network grows strategically across London throughout the Mayor’s transport strategy. It will also help direct a new Cycling Delivery Plan to be launched in the winter.

The Mayor’s record cycling budget currently includes funding for the completion of phase two of the North-South Cycle Superhighway from Farringdon to Kings Cross, an extension of the East-West Cycle Superhighway to Acton and work to deliver Cycle Superhighway 11 from Swiss Cottage to the West End, Cycle Superhighway 4 from Tower Bridge to Greenwich and Cycle Superhighway 9 from Olympia towards Hounslow. Working with London boroughs, three ˜Mini Hollands in Enfield, Kingston and Waltham Forest and at least 20 more Quietway routes are also planned, making cycling safer and easier across London.

Guided Rides now scheduled by British Cycling “Lets Ride” for this summer.

The summer schedule is now starting to become available for East London. In particular “The East London Marathon” and  “The South Havering Circular”.  Both are around 25 miles.

These are scheduled for

Sunday 2nd July 2017 10:00am East London Marathon
Sunday 23rd July 2017 10:00am South Havering Circular
Sunday 20th August 2017 10:00am East London Marathon
Sunday 10th September 2017 10:00am South Havering Circular

To register goto www.letsride.co.uk

 

Prundential Ride London Free Cycle Feeder Rides Saturday 29th July- Ride Leader/Marshals needed to help. Training can be provided.

Every year the Havering and Barking & Dagenham LCC local groups have led feeder rides into the Prudential Ride London Free Cycle. This year we do have problems running the rides due to lack of leaders/marshalls.

The feeder ride leaves from Gidea Park station at 09:00 on Saturday 29th July and picks up the Barking and Dagenham Riders at the start of CS3 at 10:00. Returning from London Leadenhall Market at 15:00.

If you think you can help please register at http://lcc.org.uk/articles/volunteer-as-a-lcc-ride-marshal-at-freecycle-2017.

Ride leader training is being provided by LCC please email Cathy on info@lcc.org.uk .

Training is available at the LCC offices on 24 June, 1 July and 8 July.