Arise, Sir Kenneth Livingstone...

By pushing through congestion charging, canny Ken, the pro-bike mayor of London, has had a measurable impact on the levels of cycling in London. How measurable? New figures reveal it's a big jump...
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Stats hot off the press from Transport for London show that cycling into the congestion charge zone is up by 30% compared to last year. The new data compares May 2002 to May 2003.

Figures for all vehicles are:

Cars - down 30%

Taxis - up 20%

Vans - down 10%

Ccycles - up 30%

Motorcycles - up 20%

HGVs - down 10%.

Tom Bogdanowicz, campaigns manager for the London Cycling Campaign, said:

"The surge in cycling shows that people are aware of its benefits in terms of health, speed and door-to-door convenience. The sharp increase shows the need for employers, retailers and local authorities to make a greater effort to improve provision for people who cycle. More cycling means less congestion and less pollution so it's worth investing in making the conditions for cycling better right across London."

Recent data from Transport for London shows that cycling into the Central London area (within 2 miles of Aldwych) grew by 74% from 1993 to 2002.

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