- 3 updates
Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill has urged cyclists to position themselves positively on the roads and make sure vehicle drivers know their intentions. Mr Goodwill cycled around the capital today, finding:
The Cycling Minister said today he saw both very good and very bad infrastructure on a ride around the capital but denied he felt in danger at any time.
Robert Goodwill spent an hour cycling around London, from Kings Cross to Westminster via Camden, Southwark and Lambeth.
But Mr Goodwill criticised confusing road markings and bike lanes in Southwark, after venturing south of the Thames on his Brompton folding bicycle, joined by Department for Transport aides.
In a bid to better understand the hazards on the capital's roads the cycling minister is to ride across London from Kings Cross to Parliament later today. Robert Goodwill will try out a route designed by civil servants to learn more about cycling in London.
It follows a string of cyclist deaths amid calls from campaigners for more dedicated space to be given to those riding bikes.