Cyclists in central London set ‘to outnumber car drivers’ – BBC News

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Cyclists will outnumber automobile drivers entering central London in rush hour in the next few years, according to latest figures from Transport for London( TfL ).

The number of car drivers fell from 137,000 in 2000 to 64,000 in 2014, while those of cyclists trebled from 12,000 to 36,000 over the same period.

TfL says the change away from private cars to public transport and stroll and cycling is “a feat unprecedented in any major city”.

Big changes are now happens in the street of London in a bid to construct cycling safer.

The capital’s longest and newest segregated motorcycle lane has just opened across Vauxhall Bridge. Others will open by the summer.

But opponents say bike lanes are adding to the congestion in London and are “politically motivated”.

Explore this interactive video feature to be determined how London is introducing policies to try to construct cycling safer.

This video works best in Chrome, Firefox and IE10 and IE11.

Credits: Maps and CGI courtesy of Transport for London( TfL)

If you are unable to watch, here is some of the content included in this interactive video 😛 TAGEND TfL’s Travel in London Report( pdf ) Video: Cyclists ‘set to outnumber automobile drivers’ Map: Cycle Superhighways: Roads open as of 21 January 2015( pdf )

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