50% increase in 'Boris bike' use during strike

Boris bike journeys up by 50% yesterday Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Many commuters switched to using the capital's bike hire scheme to get to and from work.

Barclays Cycle Hire journeys were up by 50% yesterday, with almost 30,000 hires.

The same trend has been seen today, with over 11,000 hires by 10am.

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