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London needs to bring itself into the 21st century and start investing more money into cycling-lanes. according to a leading cycling awareness group.
Stop Killing Cyclists' report found in some areas of the city over half of morning journeys are completed on a bicycle, however safe cycleways only constitute 1.63 per cent of the road surface in the best performing borough.
“Boroughs must urgently follow Amsterdam into the 21st century and invest a minimum of 10 per cent of their transport budget in Dutch standard cycle lanes and include space for cycling in all new developments and transport infrastructure.” campaigner Donnachadh McCarthy said.
A Freedom of Information request found that over the past four years, local councils in London had only spent an average of £7,000 per borough on segregated cycle-lanes.
Thirteen London boroughs have no segregated cycle lanes, a new report into cycling safety has found.
The campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists have criticised London Boroughs who have failed to install safe segregated cycle lanes since the last local elections in May.
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Tower Hamlets
Twenty-four London boroughs have failed to install any segregated cycle-lanes since the last local elections in May, a new report claims.
A freedom of information request by the cycling awareness group Stop Killing Cyclists also found that 13 boroughs across the capital have no segregated cycle-lanes at all.
Six cyclists lost their lives on London roads in just two weeks last November prompting the report to call on local councils to do more to protect cyclists.
The campaign group will lead a protest today outside Westminster City Hall to highlight London's lack of cycling infrastructure.