Two new high-speed bicycle routes in London
The new bicycle routes consist mainly out of bicycle lanes, with separated bicycle paths at roundabouts on the trajectory. Innovative blue concrete highlights the space that cyclists can use on the street.
TfL reports that on two routes that have opened in summer 2010, the bicycle use has increased respectively with 46 and 83 per cent. At some parts of the routes, the number of cyclists even doubled. The routes are mainly used for home to work commuting. The traffic counts and interviews did not clarify whether cycling was a new mode of transport, or that the new routes took over the function of existing adjacent bicycle routes.
Since 2000, the number of cyclists in London has increased with 150 per cent.